Write Your Own Children's Book

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Many people I know are attempting to write for children. I, myself have toyed with the idea and have unearthed varied suggestions, sometimes even conflicting advice. I have to admit that I do have some kids' stories ideas, and even some abandoned writing tucked away. So far, I have not come to a final decision either way.

One thing I found very encouraging was that despite the world-wide economic downturn, the sale of children's books has remained a constant, and in some cases have even increased in sales. I suppose no parent sees a shortage of funds as a reason to stop entertaining or educating their kids. 

I also noted that Robyn Opie, author of more than 76 children's books, has written an impressive guide on how to create great children's books that publishers actually want to take on.
She's addresses issues of dialogue and characters kids love to read. She also talks about the best ways to plot and edit your book. She's even included a section on how to format your manuscript and research the marketplace. 

I think this is a fantastic opportunity to dive into the world of children's writing, especially since everything you want to know is in one place. If you want to check this guide out just Click Here and this could be the start of your new career.


Icy BC April 7, 2010 at 12:25 PM  

Thanks Anne..I'm currently reading The Naming of Tishkin Silk by Glenda Millard..I love children books! Will check out the link..SU!

Anne Lyken-Garner April 7, 2010 at 2:34 PM  

Thanks Icy. Hope it's something you can use.

Ching Ya April 7, 2010 at 3:25 PM  

This is an awesome idea! We all have the 'kid' in us. I even had a story written years ago about a TreeHouse. It was funny when I read it again, so 'naive'. Who knows, I just may think about doing so in the future. Thanks for the encouragement. :)

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Anne Lyken-Garner April 7, 2010 at 3:27 PM  

Ching Ya, if you want me to read it to give my opinion, just email it to me and I'll do so.

Anonymous December 21, 2010 at 5:58 AM  

this post is very usefull thx!

Anne's a published author, freelance writer and experienced editor. She's just signed her second publishing contract this year with 2 separate publishing houses. You can hire her or see her available books in the side panel on the right.
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