Fiction Writing for Children
Learn How to Write for Kids, Learn How to Submit a Book, and Learn about Book Marketing
Is one of your dreams to write for children? Or, maybe youâ€™ve already started, but are finding it more difficult than you thought.
Learning to write fiction for children takes work, as with any writing genre, you need to learn the craft of writing. But, with writing for children, there are rules and tricks unique to the genre. And, there are genres within genres.
When you think of writing for children, what do you think of?
Do you picture writing a bedtime story? Or, maybe a funny picture book? Or, maybe you think of the middle grade or young adult crowd.
What children are you envisioning reading your stories? Or are your books being read to young children, maybe babies?
Do you want to enlighten a child? Do you want to scare a child? Do you want to provide a child with a life lesson? Do you want to make a child laugh? Do you want to bring the child through a suspenseful mystery? Or do you want to take the child on a fantastic journey, broadening his imagination?
You need to think about these things when planning to write a book.
Often teachers, or parents, or grandparents, who are around children a lot, develop the desire to write for children. They might see how a child lights up when reading an engaging book. Or, they may want to spark the childâ€™s imagination and bring him or her on an amazing journey.
Whatever prompts you to want to writer for children, the very first step is to decide on a genre to start with.
Being a writer, like being any kind of artist who creates something from nothing, is an amazing ability. Itâ€™s almost like magic. And, you are in control. You decide what to create. The cap on your imagination is your only limit.
This 180 page (all content, no interior images) ebook is actually a â€˜course in a book.â€˜ Itâ€™s taken directly from my 8 week eCourse of the same title and gives you all the basics of writing fiction for children, finding a publisher or agent, and marketing books. (The eCourse offers personal feedback and editing from me on the assignments).
Fiction Writing for Children discusses everything related to writing fiction for children â€“ itâ€™s a detailed â€˜writing, publishing, and book marketingâ€™ map from Point A to Point Z.
Take a look at the Table of Contents:
Section One: Choosing Your Target Audience
Introduction to Writing Childrenâ€™s Fiction
Choosing Your Target Audience
Writing Childrenâ€™s Books: Genre Differences
Writing Childrenâ€™s Books: Genres Within Genres
Finding Childrenâ€™s Story Ideas
Writing for Young Children: Ten Basic Rules
Critiques are Essential
Writing Conferences, Workshops, Books, Magazines, and Articles
Section Two: Grabbing Your Readerâ€™s Attention
The Story Beginning Basics
Story Beginning Examples
Creating a Story: Two Different Formulas
Rewriting a Folktale
Section Three: Building Your Character and Dialogue
Action / Reactions
Description â€“ Imagery
Creating a Three Dimensional Character
Showing vs. Telling
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