Many seasoned writers of children’s books draw a lot of fascination and exciting experiences with their work. Yes, writing books for children can be fun, but only for writers that take it with the seriousness it merits. Several aspects of your book matter here: the story, cover design, formatting etc to deliver a highly appealing product. Below are some of the points you may want to consider as you prepare to start writing books for children:
Understand children well
You may be over 18 years old or perhaps a father/mother of one or more kids. Do you remember how it was like to be a kid? Do you remember what used to ‘tick’ those days? Children loose interest and focus very easily (their span of concentration being not very long) and as such you should write about things that interest them. You need to first remember the things that fascinated you as a kid to be in a good position to address children’s interests in your work.
Have passion for your work
Writing for children can be very interesting for authors with a positive attitude. However, if you do not naturally find this kind of writing interesting, you have to cultivate positive energy to make it. Passion for children’s book writing is not a luxury you can do without, because for the most part you will be dealing with content that may bore you as an adult. As such, you have to enter into the shoes of your target reader and like what you read.
Read plenty of children’s books
If you are a first timer in this category of writing, learning from other successful authors can give you critical help. Thus, make your way to local bookstores and buy a few titles for children and read them all. Make sure to pick out important aspects such as styles, themes, characters. This will help you deliver acceptable standards of writing.
Share your work with others
It could help your efforts a great deal if you shared your story with others including authors, friends, family members and even children. Respond to constructive criticism.
Ensure your content is fit for children consumption
Avoid developing a story that many parents would not be too comfortable having their children read. This includes adult content or material that features extreme violence predominantly.
While cover design may constitute a small fraction of the entire book writing and publishing tasks, it counts a lot when it comes to marketing your book. Children are highly visual creatures and will judge your story by its cover. Ensure the design sends the right massage to the eyes of your target reader.
Understand the publishing process
You may do a Google search for forums where like-minded authors converge to share ideas about publishing options for new entrants into the industry. Join writing groups and forums so that you can make informed decisions. Seek information about important services such as paperback formatting, cover design, novel to eBook conversion etc.
Decide whether to go for self- or mainstream publishing
Self-publishing platforms such as CreateSpace may help you develop your product and hit the market quicker. You may want to do your homework well before deciding on what publishing process to follow.
Of course, the above list is not exhaustive. You will have to research and read widely to create a good children's book. The Fast Fingers book formatting will be there 24/7 to help you achieve your goals at reasonable rates.