September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and a special time to write a children’s book!
Do you have a whimsical storyline percolating in your head? An educational topic? A fairy tale? A holiday tale? A poetry book? A picture book for pre-readers? How fun to put your thoughts to paper — and if you need help, I’m here for you.
I work with all types of children’s book authors, generally as an editor. Often a manuscript needs surveilling for grammar and punctuation, but also flow and pacing. It’s an honor to polish these stories, knowing that little ones will read and enjoy them.
Library Card Sign-Up Month
September reminds us that libraries are tremendous repositories of kid’s literature, and what a dream come true to see your own book in a library someday. Every book on every shelf was once a thought in someone’s mind and then became a page-turner. That could be YOU!
Yes, You CAN Write a Children’s Book
You might want to write for very young children or even middle-grade readers. But how? What are the “rules and standards?” Check out advice from the University of North Georgia, guidance from Kindlepreneur, and inspiration from NAEYC. Wikipedia has a list of children’s book classics that have stood the test of time.
Writing for younger audiences can be fulfilling, especially when partnering with an illustrator or graphic artist. Book cover design and the characters on each page bring your words to life, to the delight of beginner readers.
Contact me for a consultation, and let’s discuss your ideas or the progress you’ve made thus far. You may have a gazillion questions about the editing process, cost, timeline, deliverables, and more. I’m honored to collaborate and look forward to working with you.