You Can Write for Children: How to Write Great Stories, Articles, and Books for Kids and Teenagers

You Can Write for Children: How to Write Great Stories, Articles, and Books for Kids and Teenagers


Remember the magic of bedtime stories? When you write for children, you have the most appreciative audience in the world. But to reach that audience, you need to write fresh, dynamic stories, whether you’re writing rhymed picture books, middle grade mysteries, edgy teen novels, nonfiction, or something else.

In this book, you will learn:

How to explore the wide variety of age ranges, genres, and styles in writing stories, articles and books for young people.
How to find ideas.
How to develop an idea into a story, article, or book.
The basics of character development, plot, setting, and theme – and some advanced elements.
How to use point of view, dialogue, and thoughts.
How to edit your work and get critiques.
Where to learn more on various subjects.

Whether you’re just starting out or have some experience, this book will make you a better writer – and encourage you to have fun!

This book focuses on the craft of writing for children. It will help you get started, through straightforward information and exercises you can do on your own or with critique partners. If you’ve been writing for awhile but feel your writing education has gaps, this guide can help you work through those weak points. I share examples from my own work and teaching experience, as well as interviews and advice with published writers and industry professionals.

Books by Chris Eboch

Historical Adventure
In a great Mayan City, a girl struggles to save her family and herself
A mystery in ancient Egypt
Historical Fantasy
Arabian Nights adventure
Adventure/Suspense
Danger in the Wilderness
Ghost Stories
book 1 in the Haunted series
Book 2 in the Haunted series
Book 3 in the Haunted series
Fictionalized Biographies
Inspiring stories
Write Better
How to Write Great Stories, Articles, and Books for Kids and Teenagers
Get off to a fast start, prop up a sagging middle, build to a climax, improve your pacing, and more.