When it comes to writing children’s books, one of the most significant issues you may come across are your characters. Whether you’re new to writing or you’re a professional – if you don’t have relatable characters then you need to rewrite. I’ve found this article to be helpful.
I’ve recently told you about some tips for writing a rhyming book for children but what about if you only want a basic story? What sort of characters do you pick? Do you put any particular lesson learning messages in it? How do you choose the type of words, so that a child will understand?
Author Alan Durant gives some pointers to new starters. You can find his advice here.
I have found an article explaining why it’s essential that children, of nearing high school age, would benefit from continuing to read picture books. I agree wholeheartedly with it, and the idea that I’d ever had to get rid of picture books for my children before they get to high school is not something I want to think about – those books are mine and my children’s worlds.
You can read it here.