How To Write For Children is for anyone who has an idea for a children's book, and doesn't know what to do next. This book is an easy three step guide that teaches how to take a story from an idea to a completed project ready for publishing.
Step one helps the writer with the basics of beginning a written project with children and young adults in mind. The author guides the writer through the writing process, including research requirements, determining target age, audience, genre and theme. Story summary, synopsis and outlining are explained along with point of view, character traits, and topic research.
Step two discusses the actual writing of the project, including tips on where to write, creating a rough draft, writer's block and information about writing specifically for children.
Step three helps in the completion of the project by discussing revisions, editing and final draft preparation. Marketing and publishing ideas are presented.
A glossary, sample story summary, synopsis, outline, character cards and manuscript submission formats are included as a bonus to ensure that the ideas and information covered become clear with a visual representation.
If anyone has an idea for a children's book, now is the time to present it to readers. This guide will help a writer take their first step on the journey to published author.