Have an idea but aren’t sure where to start?
Start writing your children’s book idea using the children’s book template. An easy step-by-step breakdown of everything you need to know before your start writing.
Welcome! Congrats on deciding you want to write a kid’s book. 😄 It’s both an exciting time and an overwhelming time. Where do you start? Right here.
When I first decided I wanted to write a children’s book, I was CLUELESS about what to do. (I also thought I was good enough to be the illustrator.) Essentially, I was wrong on so many levels.
I don’t want the same thing to happen to you! Below are the best articles to read before you start writing. (I’d read them in order, too!) All of them explain everything you need to know about writing books for kids.
Check them out. 👇
1 – The Age Categories of Kids’ Books
There are more books than picture books that make up the KidLit category. Make sure you know what kind of book you’re writing before you start writing, so you know all the marks you need to meet!
2 – All You Need to Know to WRITE a Kid’s Book
Now that you know what kind of book you’re writing, it’s time to get started. Use this article to understand the basics of what it takes to write a kid’s book and get it ready for publication.
3 – How to Find a Writers’ Group
Although writing is an independent activity, you can’t do it all alone. Eventually you will need a group of writers to meet with, learn from, and read your work. This article has tips to help you find one in your area.
4 – Template to Write a Children’s Book
Wouldn’t it be easy if you had a template that lays out everything you need upfront? This article does just that. It has the 3 things you need to know about your book and helps you get started with your outline.
5 – What it Takes to Become a Successful KidLit Writer
Want to know if you have what it takes to write kids’ books? Check out this article. It has the 5 things every successful children’s book author needs to make it in the publishing world.
Good luck and happy reading!
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