DIY

Write a children's book

How to Write a Children’s Fiction Book

(Learn How to Write for Kids, Learn How to Submit a Book,
and Learn about Book Marketing)

DIY – Learn to write your own children’s book! Newly revised!

Is one of your dreams to write for children? Or, maybe you’ve already started, but are finding it more difficult than you thought.

Learning to write fiction for children takes work, as with any writing genre, the craft of writing is involved. But, with writing for children, there are rules and tricks unique to the genre. And, there are genres within genres.

When you think of writing for children, what do you think of?

Do you picture writing a bedtime story? Or, maybe a funny picture book? Or, maybe you think of the middle grade or young adult crowd.

Do you want to enlighten a child? Do you want to scare a child? Do you want to provide a child with a life lesson? Do you want to make a child laugh? Do you want to bring the child through a suspenseful mystery? Or do you want to take the child on a fantastic journey, broadening his imagination?

Whatever prompts you to want to write for children, the very first step is to decide on a genre to start with.

Being a writer, like being any kind of artist who creates something from nothing, is an amazing ability. It’s almost like magic. And, you are in control. You decide what to create. The cap on your imagination is your only limit.

This 250+ ebook or paperback is actually a ‘course in a book.‘ It’s taken directly from my 8 week eCourse of the same title and gives you all the basics of writing fiction for children, finding a publisher or agent, and marketing books. (The e-course offers personal feedback and editing from me on the assignments.)

How to Write a Children’s Fiction Book discusses everything related to writing fiction for children – it’s a detailed ‘writing, publishing, and book marketing’ map from Point A to Point Z.





MyQualifications

Okay, so you want some more convincing? Well before you read on, it’s important you know I’m qualified to offer this kind of book.

I’m a traditionally published author and my middle-grade fantasy, Walking Through Walls, was honored with the Children’s Literary Classics Silver Award. My second traditionally published book is a children’s picture book, The Case of the Plastic Rings – The Adventures of Planetman. The second in the Planetman series is The Case of the Slimy Goo. The third in the series should be out sometime the beginning of 2022. The fourth, hopefully the end of 2022.

Along with this, I’m a successful children’s ghostwriter with well over 300+ books ghosted for clients around the world. And, I’m a former lead editor with 4RV Publishing and a former fiction staff writer for two online reading comprehension sites for teachers.

Be sure to check out my Testimonials Page. Please keep in mind that I don’t list every testimonial I receive – I keep it at the most recent.

Now we can move on. 🙂

Here is a breakdown of the 8 sections to Fiction Writing for Children:

Section One: Choosing Your Target Audience

Introduction to Writing Children’s Fiction
Choosing Your Target Audience
Writing Children’s Books: Genre Differences
Writing Children’s Books: Genres Within Genres
Finding Children’s Story Ideas
Writing for Young Children: Ten Basic Rules
Critiques are Essential
Writing Conferences, Workshops, Books, Magazines, and Articles
Your Assignment

Section Two: Grabbing Your Reader’s Attention

The Story Beginning Basics
Story Beginning Examples
Creating a Story: Two Different Formulas
Rewriting a Folktale
Your Assignment

Section Three: Building Your Character and Dialogue

Introduction
Dialogue
Action / Reactions
Characteristics
Description – Imagery
Backstory
Creating a Three Dimensional Character
Showing vs. Telling
Writing for Children – Finding Age Appropriate Words
Resources
Your Assignment

Section Four: Story Fundamentals and Strengthening the Middle

Introduction: Writing a Story
Story Fundamentals
Strengthening the Middle
Looking at Examples
Upping the Stakes Ups the Tension / Antagonist / Subplots
Balance in Writing: The Major Elements
What Makes a Good Story: Plot Driven or Character Driven?
Theme and Your Story
Resources
Your Assignment

Section Five: Bringing it Home – A Sound Ending

Introduction
Finding the Ending
Examining Endings
Recommended Reading
Being a Writer: Learn the Craft of Writing
Writing Goals, Detours, and Opportunity Costs
Your Assignment

Section Six: How to Revise and Edit, Research and Find a Publisher

Introduction to Lesson Six
Revisions and Editing
Ten Tips Checklist for Self-editing
Final Stages of Self-editing
Five Writing Exercises
Exercise Answers
A Guide to Hiring a Freelance Editor
The Manuscript’s Finishing Touches
Researching Publishers and Submissions
A Bit About Self-Publishing: Before You Self-Publish
Aim for Writing Success and Persevere
Lesson Six Resources
Lesson Six Assignment

Section Seven: From Contract to Editor to Sales

Writing Books for Children: From Contract to Working with the Editor to Sales to a Writing Career
Create Visibility Before Getting Published
Book Marketing: Visibility and Platform Basics
10 Essential Steps to an Effective Website
3 Keywords Needed to Create an Effective Website

Section Eight: Lots of Writing and Marketing Bonus Resources

Helpful Online Sites
Writing Article Links
Writing Resources and Online Tools
Books and eBooks
Writing and Marketing Article: Picture Book or Children’s Magazine Article?
Quotes

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Please note that after you purchase the ebook, you will need to click on the option to “Go back to karenrcfv@yahoo.com site” to be brought to the download page.)

StillNotSure

If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with my Fiction Writing for Children ebook, just send me an email (kcioffiventrice -AT- gmail DOT com) within 7 days of purchase and I’ll refund your money!

Can’t get any safer than that. GET YOUR COPY TODAY!

Final Note: Since you never know what can happen in cyberspace, if for any reason the download of your purchase doesn’t work, PLEASE send me an email to kcioffiventrice – AT- gmail – .com and I’ll send it personally.

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Rather have the paperback? You can get it through Amazon:

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Okay, if you’d like to write for children, but don’t think a book will cut it, I do offer an e-course:

OR, I CAN ALSO GHOSTWRITE OR REWRITE YOUR STORY FOR YOU!

Just email me at kcioffiventrice@gmail.com

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