Kids etc – How to write for children

10 Powerful Recurring Themes In Children’s Stories

10 Powerful Recurring Themes In Children’s Stories

Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. In this post, we discuss what a theme is and what the 10 recurring themes in children's stories are. What do children want from a story? Children want three basic elements in a story: suspense, characters who…
Writing For Children - 12 Practical Tips To Get You Started

Writing For Children – 12 Practical Tips

If you're writing for children, you will enjoy these 12 practical tips to get you started. When you're writing for children, it's good to know that younger readers most enjoy stories where they identify with the anxieties, fears and desires that fictional characters experience. All…
Don't Ever Do This When You Write For Children

Don’t Ever Do This When You Write For Children

Writing for children is amazing and challenging. There are many things you should do, but here are seven things you should not do. 7 Things To Avoid When You Write For Children Don’t underestimate them: Kids are small, but they‘re smart. Don’t think you have to dumb things…
What My Six-Year-Old Taught Me About Storytelling

What My Six-Year-Old Taught Me About Storytelling

My six-year-old son taught me that as beginner writers we often underestimate the power of the antagonist. Where's The Baddie? My knees are pressed up against my tonsils. I am scrunched up on a carpet next to a stain that I am praying is Granadilla…

Writing Young Adult Fiction – A Cheat Sheet

Have you ever thought of writing for children or young adults? Yesterday, we posted an inspiring article, Six ways to find the children's story only you can tell, to help you find your perfect story. If you want to write YA Fiction, we hope you find…

6 Ways To Find The Children’s Story Only You Can Tell

What was your childhood reading list? Orphaned Bears or Teen Detectives? Do you remember discovering that perfect book? They say you should write what you love to read. This is never truer than when it comes to children’s fiction. When writing for children, it’s a good idea…

Writing Children’s Books – A Cheat Sheet

20 November is recognised as Universal Children's Day. It marks the day on which the United Nations Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989. Children love books and stories,…
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