some basic advice


1.  Love what you do.  You don’t have to write for publication. Write because you enjoy                   doing it.

2.  Don’t underestimate children. Young readers can be the harshest critics, and children understand more than you think. Use the language of children 

3.  Don’t preach. Kids are not dumb. They will get the message. Don’t hit them over the head with a moral.

4.  Be original. Don’t just rewrite someone else’s good idea. What’s different about your story, or your voice?

5.  Just do it. It’s easy to talk about writing, but getting down to work takes will power and perseverance. You don’t have to write like anybody else. Find your own process. Find your own voice. 

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