Can you see yourself as an author who appears to children? Imagine seeing your books in bookstores? Even better, can you survive your writing? You can do it but knowing where to start can be confusing.
I always knew I wanted to be a writer, but when I had my own children I knew I wanted to write stories for children. I had no idea where to start. The first step I took was to visit my reporter and see if it was a magazine. I found a couple. One was very helpful and the other was hardly technical! I get stuck at first – I read it today.
Are you writing magazines that you could buy? Look online and see what's appealing to you. Do not subscribe to anyone until you have read a few items and are happy with their content.
I decided I needed to & # 39; how to & # 39; books and, being interested, I bought a few. Some were helpful and written in a friendly manner, others were all too technical for beginners. I read in a single book writing picture books were too difficult for beginners and should be avoided. Pah! I thought and I tried the author wrong.
Do not let someone else tell you what you can and can not write.
Do you know what age range you want to write?
Look carefully at bookshops and libraries. I was quite surprised at how many different things children's books are divided into. If you can afford it, buy some of the books you may be interested in. If you can not afford to buy new books (I could not) borrow from the library or buy cheap from charity activities. It's important to do market research that publishers know if you do not.
There are writing courses that you can take that are great when you receive comments on your writing. Again, these cost money and I would only recommend this route if you are serious about your writing. I have ever taken a course by running with my favorite magazine. One of the stories I wrote about this course came later.
If you have started writing the curriculum, I recommend reading magazines and books, visiting libraries and libraries and the most important ones – start writing stories! You do not need to send this to any publisher, but you need to get used to writing.
If you want to have a child's author, you need to take action. You can do that.
Source by Gillian Rogerson