Friday, April 10, 2009

Finding Your Children's Writing Niche, Part 2

Hi all, just taking a few to quickly follow up on Monday's "A to the Q" post about finding your writing niche. I wanted to share these questions to ask yourself, which I think can help you further your quest to narrow your own focus:
  • What types of adult books do you tend to read for pleasure? How are they similar to and different from the works for children you enjoy?
  • Why do you want to write for children? What attracts you to the idea (or practice, if you're already doing it) of writing for children?
  • Consider the works for children you've already written. Have you found the writing experience(s) satisfying? Why or why not? If you haven't yet written anything for young readers, what has held you back?
  • If you could write just one (or one more) children's book — ever — what type of book would it be?
Thoughts? Questions? Additional tips? Feel free to comment!

1 comment:

The Book Chook said...

Loved your last question. Without a doubt, it would be one to make kids laugh. I think humour is a much-underrated, but so worthwhile in any writing!