Writing for Children

The Essential Guide

Have you ever wanted to write a book or short story for children? Or wanted to help your children write one? How do you write non-fiction or write a picture book? Writing for children requires skill, persistence and a lot of hard work. Knowing how to do your research, where to research and how to get ideas is a key factor in ensuring success. Overcoming writer’s block is a problem that every author faces. Learn how to create a plot which will keep readers turning the pages, desperate to find out what happens next. Creating memorable characters and locations helps bring a story alive. Equally important is the need to learn to edit your work. Writing for Children: The Essential Guide is a practical no-nonsense guide, written in a style anyone can understand. It offers hints, tips, ideas and examples of how to achieve your dream of becoming a published children’s author. Author: Angela Youngman

Chapter Headings 

Research – Know Your Market

How to Get Started and Get Ideas
Creating Characters

Creating Settings

Developing a Plot

Writing Technique

How to Edit and be Ruthless About Your Work

Illustrations, Picture and Games Books

Writing Non-Fiction

Finding an Audience


Help List

Author Bio 

Angela Youngman is a freelance journalist and author. She has run creative writing classes and taught creative writing to children. As well as contributing stories for children to various publications, Angela has written numerous books and e-books on a range of subjects. 
As a journalist she has written on many topics for numerous magazines, newspapers and websites. Angela is married, has two children and lives in Norfolk.

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