Five Ways to Make Your Children's Book a Success!
Are you in the progress of writing a children's book? Have you thought about writing
a nice little story that children and their caregivers would like to read? There is defiantly
a need for more well written children's books. Write a children's book, you never know what
might happen if you do!
Writing for children is a fun and creative and the stories you can write can be filled
with excitement and imagination. Once you know what you're doing; you could be asked to write
books faster than you can come up with the ideas. Wouldn't that be nice. You could be busy
for quite awhile or choose to write whenever you want! Before you start or if you already have,
have a look at the following five best-kept secrets that you need to know when you write a children's
book! These guidelines will help you to make sure your children's book is as great as it can be!
Do your research. Research what you're writing about. If your story idea is based on
something you're not exactly sure about or the story is unclear to you, your readers will probably
pick up on this. When you write a children's book ensure you do your research so your writing
is clear and valuable to the reader. It is important to do your research so you're knowledge
of the situation is credible for the reader. The worst thing is leaving your reader thinking
"What if...". Be precise and straight to the point. Don't ramble into too much detail; again,
you will lose the interest of the reader.
Have you made the big mistake a lot of writers of children's books are making? Many beginner
writers develop a wonderful story that they believe everyone will fall in love with then they
try to fit the characters around this storyline. This can see you in a wee bit of trouble down
the line. The best way to create realistic characters your readers will connect with and care
about is to develop them first!
Get to know everything about the characters you create. Know their physical characteristics,
their personality traits, their background and emotions. The more you know about them the better
off your story will be! This will show your readers you have passion toward them and will project
through your writing. Therefore, your audience will want to find out what happens to them.
3. Mood of the Story
As most of us writers know, you rarely sit down and write a book cover to cover in one
sitting right! Unless you don't fancy sleeping, then you are the minority. The rest of us will
write in sections or little bits here and there. Attempt to write when you are in the same
mood you were in when you were last writing. Otherwise, you might have a situation where the
readers emotions are up and down throughout the story. This can be quite upsetting for a young child.
Another reason could be when the beginning is fulled of excitement, the middle is dull
and the best is saved till last. You'll probably end up with an uncomfortable read for your
audience. Try to divide the drama throughout the story and keep the tone and mood steady. It
would be sad if you lose the reader before getting to the best part of the story.