Planning, Teamwork, and Publish; Writing A Childrens Book

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When it comes to writing a book, there are numerous challenges that are put in front of the author, the same can be said of the author of a children’s book. Authors are faced with a unique audience that cannot understand complex ideas, nor will they have the attention span to do so. Therefore planning out how to write a simple yet meaningful book is essential to becoming a best seller.

Take A Writing Class

You may think that you are a spectacular writer, and you may be, but having the extra knowledge will make the work in front of you less stressful. Even with a basic understanding of the plot, tone, and conveying a message, taking a class will give you access to professionals for feedback. At the beginning of any writing project, having feedback is always something to be thankful for.

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Make It Meaningful

Just because you can relate to the story because you understand all the unimplied aspects of it, others may not. Being able to form a concrete message that can enrich the younger audience should be a goal for any children’s author. Having a meaningful message will also encourage parents to buy the book. If there is a message they feel their child would enjoy and could benefit from, they are more likely to buy.

Keep It Simple

You are an adult with much knowledge of the world; we understand you want to impress readers with this knowledge and give them valuable life tips. However, when writing a children book, it is better to keep it to one simple, easily summed up topic. Imagine you have to pitch your entire book within 30 seconds, can your current story line do that? If not, you may want to go back and see where too much of your worldly knowledge is messing up your focal point.

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Picture, Picture!

The saying a picture speaks 1,000 words really holds true when it comes to a childrens book illustration. Children need to see a picture that is relatable, colorful, and most of all captures their imagination. Getting some outside, professional help can take a lot of the stress out of writing, and give you a product you can be proud of.

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Get A Designer

Notice how the biggest names in the literatary world all have teams they work with? This is for good reason as these teams will help to plan, oragize, refine, and illustrate the work you create. Sometimes a designer will take you under their wing, other times you must actively seek them out, however they are worth the time and the effort.

No matter if you are just beginning your writing career, or if you have published several books, these tips will always ring true as they are the basics of writing a childrens book. Planning the theme is a vast subject to breach, write about what you are passionate about and teach others about it!

A few of my previous clients

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  • Got home tonight and the books had arrived. Absolutely love them. My girlfriend loves your illustrations.” - Andrew Jeffery: 'Wolfboy Book'

  • "I am absolutely THRILLED TO BITS with your illustrations! THEY ARE MAGNIFICENT!”
    - Susanna Jennicrai, Book Author

  • "Our brand wouldn't be the same without her on-going input. Just fab xx”
    - Justine Rogers, Dainty Dizzy

  • Sarah is an extremely talented designer and illustrator. She has that rare gift of being able to find something in your business or character that you never knew existed" Craig Green

  • "These posters and flyers are perfect”
    - Julia G, Manager at the Truro branch of Pets at Home

  • "Yes!!!! Wow…Love it!!! ..thanks so much, I absolutely the character design you have done for us!!! xx” Lisa Dell, Cornish Firewood

  • "WOW! Love it! I'm so happy with what you've produced- and with so little input from me. FANTASTIC!!! THANK YOU” - Darren Pascoe: 'Red Rabbit Book'

  • “Logos received with a BIG thanks, Basically I love them all” 
    Helen Chuah, Giggling Baby Products

  • "I hope my recommendation will persuade you to use Sarah! I cannot fault her, for her professionalism, enthusiasm and talent." - Michelle Hawkins, Director: The Flying DoDo

  • "Thank you so much Sarah! What a fantastic set of illustrations for the first in our series of children’s books. We can’t wait to work with you on the second book!" Jane Archer-Wilms & Marlies Veenhof

  • “I was so nervous ringing you as i've never done anything like this before, but you were so friendly and put me completely at ease.” - Donna Purvis

  • "It won’t be a struggle working with Sarah, it’ll be a pleasure. Can’t recommend enough”
    - Richard Quick

  • "Sarah provided us with an extremely friendly courteous and efficient service and injected an energy into the project, that only Sarah could" Discovery Leisure

  • Sarah is professional, friendly and very knowledgeable, she delivered 100% with a new logo that was spot on! We can't recommend her enough!” - Lucy @ Get Active

  • "i really like ur books my mommy reads them 2 me all the time ur really good at drawling and i want 2 be like u when i grow up :-)"  Natassia Flegal (hd fan)

  • "The logos are absolutely fantastic, they are spot on brief and are even better than we imagined!Paolo Pini, Step Up To Languages

  • "Sarah understood what I was looking for and produced a fantastic logo for me.  She is very approachable and friendly – I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her” Katie Jarvis, Fancy Prints

  • "Sarah is quality.  Not just her design but she is a pleasure to work with."
    - Bob Harper, Portfolio Marketing

  • "You do have a very positive feel about everything you do. I do wish you continued success in all your work. All the best, SimonSimon James, Famous Children’s Book Illustrator

  • "She has a keen eye for the quirky detail, she is punctual and a joy to work with. I simply cannot praise her enough.” - Clickety Books