Tag Archives: Writing for Children

10 Practical Tips on Writing for Children

For every children’s writer, there are hundreds of wannabees. So how can you take the next step to actually become a children’s writer? Hopefully some of these tips will offer you the inspiration you need to do just that. 1. Discover Your True Passion – You can do anything as long as you have the […]

How to Write for Children: Understanding Grade Levels

Leveling is a process of analyzing various text and determining a respective reading level. Leveled books for children are assigned a letter from A-Z, and these letters correlate to different grade levels. “A” level books are written for kindergarten and emergent (beginning to read) readers. It is important as a children’s writer to be aware […]

Writing for Children’s Books — 10 Tips for Success

It’s tougher to keep a child interested because a child doesn’t have the concentration of an adult, but it’s a lovely thing to try to do – Roald Dahl, author of 17 children’s books I may know a lot about children’s concentration being a classroom teacher for more than three decades, but I’m still learning […]

Writing for Children’s TV; Teaching Screenwriting

I have taught a lot of things during the course of my teaching career, but teaching drama to children ranks as one of the most fun. I have been able to work with various sized groups and ages, writing and performing original plays throughout the school year (usually for holidays). During the summer I also […]