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Alva Sachs: 10 Tips on How to Write a Children’s Book

How to Write Children's Books

10 Tips on How to Write a Children’s Book

1. Keep the book between 28 and 32 pages.

2. The text should be between 800 and 1,000 words.

3. Keep your readability consistent and your characters relatable.

4. Hook the young reader in the first paragraph or page.

5. Make your story a page turner.

6. Illustrations complement and enhance the story.

7. Allow the reader to anticipate what is going to happen.

8. Develop meaningful, imaginative, and creative content.

9. Stimulate communication and socialization via your book.

10. Never talk down to a child, especially in the written word.

Courtesy of Alva Sachs, author of Circus Fever (http://www.alvasachs.com).


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