You Can Write for Children

How to Write Great Stories, Articles, and Books for Kids and Teenagers

Non-Fiction - Writing/Publishing
283 Pages
Reviewed on 09/05/2015
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Author Biography

Chris Eboch lives in New Mexico, where she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and watching the sunset from her patio. Her home office looks out on nature, complete with distracting wildlife such as roadrunners and foxes. Her BFA in photography is used mainly to show Facebook friends how lovely the Southwest is.
Chris’s middle grade novels include The Genie’s Gift, a middle eastern fantasy; The Eyes of Pharaoh, a mystery in ancient Egypt; The Well of Sacrifice, a Mayan adventure; and the Haunted series, which starts with The Ghost on the Stairs.
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    Book Review

Reviewed by Roy T. James for Readers' Favorite

You Can Write for Children by Chris Eboch explains how to explore the wide variety of age ranges, genres, and styles in writing stories, articles, and books for young people. Chris suggests a five-step approach, beginning with a study of existing literature as well as current trends. As the next step, the process of finding new ideas is examined, followed by further development of the idea, a catchy title and related issues. Points of view suitable for different types of books, nonfiction, drama etc are then identified and, as the final step, formation of characters and building conflict is analyzed. The settings for fiction as well as creative nonfiction techniques are also included in this book.

You Can Write for Children by Chris Eboch discloses the secrets behind the magic of bedtime stories. To reach children, the most appreciative audience in the world, all that is needed is to concentrate on writing fresh, dynamic stories. The book gives various hints regarding availability of resources to make rhymed picture books, middle grade mysteries, edgy teen novels, nonfiction, or something else. The book also makes the importance of diversity clear: the more varied our short stories, novels, and nonfiction are, the better we’ll be equipped to face the real market, and young people will be able to find a book of their choice. This book looks at all aspects of ‘how’ to write, and much of ‘what’ to write and other questions, leaving the prospective author with very few problems but to write.