So you want to write a children's book?
Write a children's book

So you want to write a children’s book? Me too!

In fact, I have written several, which sit on my hard drive where no one can read them. Until recently I’ve never shared them with anyone.

But that all changed when I started this blog. As I started talking to people about what I was doing, the most common response I heard was, “Oh, I’ve always wanted to write a children’s book!” Turns out lots and lots of you have ideas for children’s books swimming around in your heads.

Over the past year, I have been slowly learning. I’ve taken classes, interviewed writers and read books about how to move my books from ideas to published works. I’ve compiled practical writing advice, information about the publishing industry and—perhaps most importantly—I’ve read hundreds of children’s books.

I’m starting to feel like I know what I’m doing. And if you are one of those people saying, “Oh I’ve always wanted to write a children’s book!” I want you to feel like you know what you’re doing, too.

So we’re starting a new series on how to write, edit, publish and market your children’s book. Twice per month we’ll post tips, tricks and lessons learned as we walk together toward publishing our first children’s books. Are you in?

Posts in this series

  1. Read more to write better children’s books
  2. Know the formats of children’s books
  3. Just write
  4. 5 expert tips for editing your picture book
  5. No really. Commit to editing your book.

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