Writing for children is not the same as writing for adults. You have to be creative yet not confusing and try not to make content that is complex to the children. It is claimed by some that creating content for kids is relatively easy as the prime focus is more on the illustrations than the content itself. But publishers have denied the claim by saying that despite children’s books being simple, it is not easy to curate content for it.
To write for children one should have a captivating imagination and the ability to analyze what children would prefer to read. Writing content that capture’s a child’s attention and provoke his love for readingis not child’s play as children can be difficult readers.
What makes a good book for children?
There’s a huge difference between amateur content and an excellent one. To start off creating content that captures children’s attention here are 4 tips to get started:
Defining Your Audience
The most critical step is to decide what age you are aiming for. The myth that a children’s book is for all ages has been deemed outdated. Content for children is categorized according to their age groups such as young kids, middle schoolers and young teens. The key is not to cater audience of every age but focus on them separately or you will not be able to create quality content.
Focus On Visuals
Content for children’s books should be simple yet engaging. Use of images and illustrations is encouraged because children lose interest if there is too much text. While keeping the content short and simple with visuals, the text should also be interesting with hints of advanced vocabulary in the content.
A Story witha Lesson
Content of the story should be thought provoking. When children are at the age of learning new things, they should be allowed to read books that teach them more thansimple academic lessons. Stories should be structured in a way that convey moral messages for their behavioral grooming.
Hire a Professional Ghostwriter
At times, you have the idea but you just cannot express it into words or structure it into a story. Hiring a professional ghostwriter helps such people developer, plan and construct a written story for them. Ghostwriters are individuals that create content according to your requirements without getting the credit for it. It is an approach used by many as at times despite having the idea in your head you just don’t know how to proceed with it.
The bottom-line is that children value creativity more than the simplicity of the content hence, as a writer you should be committed to creating content that children would love to read. Getting your book published will not bring much of a change instead it will be a temporary one, but dedicating yourself to writing will bring better monetary prospects and change the life of your young readers.