Friday, 14 November 2014

Top 10 tips on writing for children

Children love stories.
Make sure you write them a story worth reading

  1. Your story should always be about a child, a group of children, or a creature children will relate to; for example, an animal or being from another realm.
  2. The central character should be of a similar age, or slightly older than your target audience.
  3. The plot should focus on the main character, although there may be related sub-plots which feed into it.
  4. It should always be the protagonist who solves the problem or dilemma.
  5. The setting should be in a world engaging to children.
  6. Keep the story moving.
  7. The language and content should be appropriate to your target audience.
  8. Spend time with children and soak up their world.
  9. Don't lecture.
  10. Do your homework – read children’s books

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