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Top Tips on Writing a Children's Book

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Rated 0 points - posted 8 years ago by laneave in category Books.
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Make your characters animals Report Abuse
Too many characters are humans, which are boring. Animal characters avoid issues with race, gender, age, etc.
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Avoid writing about only older people Report Abuse
Many grandparents decide to write children's stories about themselves, but this isn't interesting to kids.
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Include dialogue Report Abuse
This makes reading the story exciting.
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Avoid urban settings Report Abuse
Illustrations of houses and backyards get old fast.
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Avoid one setting throughout the entire story Report Abuse
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Talk to your illustrator as soon as possible Report Abuse
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Be judicious with word count Report Abuse
Kids don't like reading books with a lot of words per page.
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Decide on a specific audience Report Abuse
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Read tons of other children's books Report Abuse
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Be goofy Report Abuse
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Avoid over sentimentality Report Abuse
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Don't write in verse unless you know how Report Abuse
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Write about adventurous things Report Abuse
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Don't write about real life without any embellishments Report Abuse
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Write about characters the age of your audience Report Abuse
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Write about situations your audience is interested in Report Abuse
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Be open to ideas from your illustrator and editor Report Abuse
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Don't rely on feedback from friends and family Report Abuse
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Ensure that your book has an ending Report Abuse
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Strongly consider including a moral Report Abuse
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