How to generate children’s non-fiction titles that stand out from the crowd.

The children’s non-fiction genre is exploding with innovative content and creative book titles to hook young readers. Want to keep up with the competition? Read on! Now this is writing for children so before brainstorming flex those creative writing muscles, tickle your funny bone, break out the coloured pens and regress to your seven-year-old self.… Read More How to generate children’s non-fiction titles that stand out from the crowd.

How to evoke emotion in your readers?

Karl Iglesias in Writing for Emotional Impact, states we can experience three different types of emotion when we read books or watch movies. Voyeuristic emotions relate to our curiosity about new information, new worlds and the relationship between characters. In this mindset we are interested onlookers but perhaps not fully emotionally engaged. Vicarious emotions are… Read More How to evoke emotion in your readers?

Being creative with words. The picture book writers tool kit.

A picture book writer’s tool kit is awesome, it’s why I write picture books. Playing with these techniques is great fun. Remember, picture books are meant to be read out loud. So go to town – bold and wacky is good. But remember the audience. Keep the concept and structure simple. And short! Rhyme There is… Read More Being creative with words. The picture book writers tool kit.