A fantastic post from award winning children’s author Darlene Foster on the subject of writing for children. She shares the key elements that children are looking for in their stories and some great pointers on how to create the perfect story. Hosted by A.J. Alexander. #recommended
If you like children and are quite childish, something I´ve often been accused of, then writing for children may seem easy and natural.
I began my love affair with words many years ago. Some of my fondest memories are being read to as a child, visiting the library, and discovering the ability to read by myself. I still have worn copies of favourite childhood books, such as The Bobbsey Twins, Little Women, Black Beauty and Anne of Green Gables; and revisit these old friends from time to time. Books and children go together like toast and jam. Recently, one seven-year-old friend said to me, “Who doesn´t like books?” I never show up without books as gifts for my grandchildren. I am known as The Book Grandma.
It´s not surprising that I love writing stories for children.
While writing for children can be fun, it isn´t easy. It requires removing yourself…
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