cheat sheets for writing children's books

Writing Children’s Books – A Cheat Sheet


Writers Write is a resource for writers. If you are writing a book for children, you probably have lots of questions. In this post, we’ve shared  cheat sheets for writing children’s books.

20 November is recognised as Universal Children’s Day. It marks the day on which the United Nations Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.

Children love books and stories, and we want to celebrate that by sharing this wonderful cheat sheet to help writers of children’s books.

Cheat Sheets For Writing Children’s Books

From Writing Children’s Books For Dummies

If you enjoyed this, read Six Ways To Find The Children’s Story Only You Can Tell and 10 Powerful Recurring Themes In Children’s Stories

If you want to learn how to write for children, join our kids etc. course in Johannesburg or sign up for kids etc. online

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  1. Alexandra

    Thanks for sharing! As someone who’s considering getting into children’s fiction, this was a great find. I think they’re mostly great tips. However, I have to disagree with the “NEVER” to anthropomorphizing animals. I’m not sure what the justification is for that, but tons of kids love animals and would love them as characters. They’re already seeing a lot of it in the movies and TV shows they’re watching, so it’s not as if it will be confusing for off-putting. What do you think?

  2. elizabeth brawley

    thank you for these, they are great tips.

  3. Carolyn Thomas

    I’m a new writer of children books, please provide tips on writing ebooks

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