Age Group - Know your Readers
foremost, you must know the target age group of kids you are
writing for. A style of writing or a story that is liked by
a 5 year old may not appeal to a 12 year old. Hence, understand
your target readers and develop your story accordingly. In
fact, this stands true for all kinds of writing.)
Language Usage - Writing Effectively
you use, your choice of words and sentence formation must
suit your target age-group. Using very difficult words in
stories meant for a 3-5 year old is not recommended as the
child will not be able to understand the story. Hence, to
write effectively and to communicate your story's plot, you
must use short sentences and write specifically for your reader
in the language they understand best.
| 3. Title
- Naming your story
your creativity to come up with a story title that's interesting,
engaging and exciting.
Off to a Great Start - Begin Your Story Well
you start penning down your story, try to come up with a strong
beginning. If you want your readers to go on reading your story
right till the end, you must give your story a strong beginning.
This is because, whether or not your story will be read till
the end is largely dependent on how attention-grabbing and interesting
the beginning of your story is.
Dialogue - Power of Communication & Interaction
without dialogues tend to become boring. Hence, it is a good
idea to introduce some dialogues between the characters in the
story as it will make the story interesting and it will also
teache children how to communicate and express themselves. In
addition, the dailogues should not be too long so that your
story can keep your wondering little readers, captivated.
Imagination, Fantasy & Element of Wonder - Expand Their
have superb imaginative powers. Give them lots to think about
- write stories that will expand their horizons and encourage
them to think creatively. Introduce the right amount of wonderment
in your story to cater to your little readers - sprinkle a bit
of fantasy into your writing and see the difference!
| 7. Inspiration
- Courage, Good & Bad
on the theme and plot of your story, you can enable your young
readers to draw inspiration from your stories by introducing
simple and valuable facts of life, good morals and character
traits. Kids learn a lot from what they read. Hence, help them
to gain from their reading experience by introducing strong
characters who portray their courage and learn to understand
the good from the bad. Just make sure that this character is
a child so that kids can relate to him/her.
pinch of drama gives your readers that much needed icing on
the cake. Do make sure that it does not change into melo-drama.
| 9. TLC
is the most important factor that should be kept in mind when
writing for kids and children. Remember that these innocent-minded
kids need tender loving care even in the stories they read.
So write accordingly.
all, make sure to write nurturing stories that have the capability
to give a strong foundation to young impressionable minds.