The ‘Writing for Children’ ebook will provide any budding writer with insight and tips to improving your skills in writing stories aimed at children.
The scope of children’s writing is immense; from the things children are required to read at school, to the things they choose to read on computer screens and in printed publications at home.
This ebook is intended to expand how children’s writers think about their job; helping them to see not only how to write more effectively, but also places where they might write, and things they might write about that they may not have given much prior thought to.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF WRITING AND PUBLISHING FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
Evolution of children’s reading
Scope of children’s writing and publishing
Understanding what gets a publication sold
Writing for specific age groups
CHAPTER 2 UNDERSTANDING THE READERS
Reasons why children read
How parents and adults can encourage children to read
How writers can tap into a child’s reasons for reading
CHAPTER 3 CONTENT AND LANGUAGE
Effects of violence
Do you pitch to the lowest common denominator, or the mean?
What are the options for content?
What are the options for language?
CHAPTER 4 APPROPRIATE STYLING
Styles of Writing
Style for Fiction
CHAPTER 5 WRITING IT
Preparing to write
Fictional short story
Poetry/rhymes and rhyming stories for younger children
Picture book stories
CHAPTER 6 THE PUBLISHING PROCESS
Publishing a printed book
The production process
Protecting intellectual property
Publishing an ebook
Publishing a blog
Publishing your web site
Publishing on social media sites
CHAPTER 7 MARKETING THE PUBLICATION
The elements of marketing
Projecting the future
Marketing for self published and published books