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Children’s books have become very popular within the current literary and book markets. These books can include both fiction and non-fiction books and can be educational as well as entertaining.
If you are an aspiring author, you may want to consider writing children’s books as a possible creative outlet. You may find that this can be a very profitable endeavor. In addition, you may be writing the next children’s classic, such as the Harry Potter series.
Here are a few tips on successfully writing children’s books.
Write an age-appropriate outline for your prospective book. If your target reader is under the age of five, make sure you will be including plenty of pictures.
Make sure your story has relatable characters and global, universal issues. It’s a great idea to try to teach a lesson.
When writing, make sure you are not talking down to your audience. It’s a good idea to actually write at a higher level than your audience, as this will provide a challenge to the children reading your book.
If you have the ability to illustrate your book, do it. Publishers do have illustrators on staff if you need help with pictures and illustrations.
Study the children’s market using resources such as the Writer’s Digest for Children’s Books. There are also great online resources that can help as well. Doing this research will help you properly target your market when you are ready to submit your book. Make sure you follow all the guidelines for submission properly.