I've made a lot of suggestions, so you might not agree with them all - that's OK. I can't guarantee that this will get you published though!Hello friends, please help me in checking my text that I wrote as a sample article for a website, but was not been accepted. Here it goes... I just wanted to know what my mistake is in the following text. Thanks in advance.
Five Things to Remember When Writing for Children
Writing for children has always been a great passion for me, as this leads you to the world of imagination, fantasies, magic and happiness
all around you.
You shouldn't change from 'me' to 'you' like this. It can't be a passion for you simply because it leads someone else to a world of imagination .... I suggest you rephrase it.
Story books for children always seem to be colorful with big and stylish writing fonts. Not
evenonly children, but adults too are greatly attracted by the size and color as well as the cover page of such books. But, first of all, before writing anything for children, you must keep in mind the five things that wouldwill help you write anything for them.
- Walk in their shoes: For a moment, imagine yourself to be a child or what your childhood used to be.
Needs rephrasing. You can't be what your childhood was.
Imagine what every child feels and how
he or shethey feel about the things around him or herthem.
'Him and her' is going to get tedious if it pops up too often. I try to manipulate the text so that I can use 'they' in this situation.
Children always correlate real things with some absurd or magical things. Do they 'always?' I'm not an expert on children, but 'always' and 'never' are two words I try to avoid unless I'm sure about something.
usually fantasize things andlike to live in the world of fantasies, magic, and fairylands.
You might be using "things" too often. Try to think of the word that you actually mean.
They also like humorous words that tickle their mind. They usually wonder about
somegreat heroic deeds that may occur in their real life too.
- Story, theme, style: Make yourself more imaginative,
withfull of vigor and vitality. Children like dialogues rather thanas well as narratives. Children love narratives too.
Always remember that your subject matter should have a proper story with moral themes and a happy ending.
Hmm, contentious. Maybe you're right.
BetterMaintain short and lively paragraphs. in your content.Do not make long descriptions, as children feel bored after reading them. Give short and vivid descriptions so that they can remember them often.
- Innovative and informative storyline: Come up with some innovative story that would broaden and boost a child’s tender mind. Your story should be such that would convey some information to a child. Children's minds can easily pick up things and can remember them for long periods of time. So, fill up
histheir minds with good and informative things. Can't you just entertain them?
- Be their friend: Decide first which age group you would like to
consider before writingwrite for. As we all know, thatchildren from different age groups have different likings. For example, children of age 2-4 age groupslike nature, toys, and animals. Children aged 5-10 age groupslike fairytales, magic, and fantasies. Teenagers like adventures, romance, and mysteries.
- Adhere [Stick] to your purpose: Why do you think you should write
somethingstories for children?
"What makes you think you can ... " is not very polite.
Make a point
withof what intention doyou have before writing for them. Yes, the soulsole? intention should be to entertain them to the fullest.
Maybe, but this contradicts your statement about informing them and teaching a moral.
Make your writing a
super-hit[I'd think of something less sensational and more practical. Very few people can write super-hits. Give your readers a chance.] and your readers will keep your stories in mind when they think of reading something good.
It is not so easy to write anything for children. But yes, if you have already made up your mind to write for them, be a child first
with a certain age group.Then, you start writing! All the best!
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