Simple Things To Help You Write Effective Children’s Stories

If you have the passion for writing and you love to share it to children, you can write books for children and enjoy the feeling of being able to make the children happy and make them enjoy your stories as well. But of course, writing for children means having to make your writing even better than writing for adults.
If you desire to write books for children, here are simple things to help you make your work something that children will love.
– Research on what children love and what can make you get their attention. You have to make sure that the story you want to write is something that will truly be interesting to the age of children that you want to market your book. Keep in mind that you have options to write picture books, or books for ages 3 to 7, for ages 8 to 12 or for those in the middle grade. Of course, understanding where your book would fall means understanding the age group that you are targeting.
– Define and develop your character even before starting to write. Sometimes, the usual thing that a writer may take in writing stories is to think of a plot and put in a character for the story, but it is the character you are putting in the story should be something that can make the story more interesting. Do not just put a rabbit on your story. You can put n a lazy rabbit or a forgetful one. Think about Snow White’s seven dwarves. They all have their own distinct characters in the story that made them more interesting and not just simply the dwarves.
– Add dialogues in your story that does not only tell the reader about the conversation but also show the reader what the characters are thinking about, and what they are doing and what they are feeling. You can do this by learning how to make effective dialogues.
– Make your readers interested in your story from beginning to end. This can be a little difficult to accomplish but once you have honed your skills and researched on what children love to read, this can be easy for you. You may want to recall how you are feeling when you were a child but don’t expect that what children are interested in when you were a child is similar to what interests children of today. You have to learn, research and observe the children of today to be able to write books for children of today. You may need to read what children are reading today as well.
Of course, you have to write, write and write. Avoid procrastination and make sure that you reach your goals of finishing your story. Sometimes it helps not to think about the do’s and don’ts and just write your way especially if you feel like writing. You just have to take care of the revisions later. Of course, you can’t expect to get everything right the first time. To be able to write books for children and even for adults means having to revise your work to perfection.

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