Childrens WritingKids write
Kids write in the digital age
There are new ways for authors to explore the power of creativity and authors can now release their works more freely than ever before. Being an author of children's books, I find it thrilling and frightening how the technique changes so quickly. People have recounted histories from the depths of history, cavern painting tells a story of courage and skill, and folktales have over the years written and transmitted legend and myth in every civilization.
Our shop is lonely, since most authors work alone. There are many books that are available on the Internet. For the family, as well as for the elderly, there are many books that are available on the Internet. For family, social science books are a marvelous asset and the emergence of e-books is part of the changing trend in library technologies that adapt, but it may take a while before it becomes a harsh proof of how many 7-11 year-olds actually are reading on electronics rather than paperback books, and how many youngsters want to lend e-books from them.
At school, a professional bookkeeper is a great advantage, as his often encyclopaedic skills can put the right books in the hand of a particular kid, sometimes the one that opens the doors and creates a lifetime readership. Bibliothecare also helps authors stay in contact with our young people.
There are many things you can do, but it cannot substitute a committed, expert and enthusiast librettist. The following is an excerpt from the yearbook of children's authors and artists. Writing for Children (A&C Black 2008), an adult writing guide.
Writing for kids
Writing for kids, you have to find a good equilibrium between fun but not distracting, captivating but never patronizing and never overcomplex. Browse, reread, read, reread! That goes for all writing, but it's real for YA and children's literature. It is good to see what others write for the selected group((s).
Grown-ups have a tendency to create in the kind of book they have grown up in, which can be very popular brillant classic titles, but that doesn't mean that today's kids will find them appealing. Once the dialog is set, the kids will find out and become aloof. Not what you wanted to see as a kid, but what you wrote for today's people.
Today, kids have telephones, pills, broadband and a whole range of technologies. Remember that when you write for them. So, I want you to RAISE, I want you to RAISE, I want you to RAISE, I want you to RAISE, I want you to RAISE as many books as you can. While talking and interacting with the kids (preferably kids who are related to you - I don't suggest you stay in parks).
Doing so will influence how you get closer to your letter. Childrens literature is composed of different ages, up to YA. According to YA you have Adult and New Adult Fictions, closing the rift between them. There is a good explanation why children's bookshelves are divided into different ages.
Young juveniles have a tendency to favour happier "safer" ends, where order is restored, while older juveniles like a little more risk in history - this does not mean that they do not like their lucky "safe" ends either, only that the path to them can be a little stonier. That makes it less likely that you will buy or refer your book in the near term.
Kids will drop the ledger and never come back to it. You don't have the attentiveness or endurance grown-ups have where they think: "Oh, maybe the story will take up in a few pages. No, it doesn't work at a young age (and to be frank, you shouldn't do that in other fictions either).
Record things immediately - every section must move history - and yes, this applies to ALL texts, but is much more unpardonable in children's literature. Don't speak (or write) to them - they know when you are. Kids are much more astute than some grown-ups think they are. Don't make stupid plans to get into an older group.
Tales for kids have to be clear and understandable. I repeat my previous point: it is a question of finding a proper equilibrium. Kids and grown-ups don't find the same things fun. That seems an evident message, but when you write for kids and are in the "zone," things can hatch on the page that you find fun even as an adulthood, but don't go down so well with kids.
When you have ever seen a children's movie with them, you will find that you will be laughing or giggling in different places. Write down what makes them smile and use this information in your writing. Do not over-complicate the setup. When things are difficult to imagine, you could loose a child's interest. This can be important things that are taken up by our youngsters.
Players in children's novels must immediately leap off the page and attract your interest. An unintelligible, dull protagonist with whom it is difficult to relate can cause harm in any kind of writing. Browse, reread, read, reread! Do you have any advice on writing for kids?