How to Write a Children's Book Series

What is the best way to write a children's book series?

I have written many stories for children of all ages - from picture books to fiction for young adults. The Children's Book Insider, The Children's Writing Monthly. When books are magic, children's books are a very special kind of magic. These are five tips you should follow when writing your children's book. "Well, I have good news for you.

Write a children's series

It' s a hard thing to write advices; what works for one people doesn't necessarily work for others. As I wrote my Gym Stars series, I was reading many article and blogs in which I gave advices on what to do, what not to do, how to address an agent, how to write for a child and a hundred other issues of review.

There were some great hints, others didn't work for me, and in the end I found I just had to find out my own way of working and working and carry on. Instead of advices here are some of the things I learnt while typing my first series and some things I would have wished for from the beginning.

Type what you want to see. I didn't really want to write a series when I started to write the first Gym Stars book. When I was a gym-mad kid, I was just trying to write the book I wanted to do. Loving your figures. Concentrate on Book One. There was some counseling once on pitching to the media and editors who said once you have sent your paper out into the World rather than timidly guarding your in-box all morning, you get to work on typing something new.

So, when I had sent book one, I immediately started working on book two while I was there. Then book three. It' much better to use all your efforts to write a really good book and just sketch a few more story lines than to write the whole series.

Chances are your content faculty happening a achiever indefinite quantity, anyway, so your case is superior tired to kind the point product as advantage as it can be. A way around what I've learnt is that people are talking about things that have happened: This way you can tell your character what they think about it.

You might laugh or shudder at a lucky reminder while they think about a frightening event - either way, hopefully your reader will want to go back and see what they were missing! I found the other thing I found hard was the pursuit of little personalities who could appear in just one sequence per book, or of little detail about the whole wide globe - I would find myself having to write book three and look back in book two to find out the name of Tara's Science Instructor, or what was the first lecture she had on a Monday mornings.

Jane's Gym Stars Series has been released by Usborne and you can read more about it here.

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