Learning how to write is an endeavour that anyone can start. Yes even you.
I’ve personally have started this journey. Now writing hasn’t been a passion of mine, ever. I always struggled through school trying to find the words to adequately fill the required page count that the teacher demanded.
I could never seem to magically jot down enough words to ever reach the goal. The papers were always just shy of the minimum required number. And guess what I did, made that font just a tad bit larger. Or squeeze another fraction of an inch into the margins until the words managed to hit the page count.
You may fall into this same category.
Which makes you not alone!
Why write children’s books?
I have a son.
So why do I personally want to write children’s books? Also, to be more specific, children’s picture books.
Now more than ever I want to impart more of myself and my creativity to him. I also love stories. I think we all do. It’s a part of being human.
I’m an artist by trade. I create games for a living. It’s a career I am very passionate about. However, games are a huge undertaking and require hundreds of people to make. My contributions are small in the big picture of a game.
I want to create something for my son that shows more of myself to him. Stories that he and other kids will love, that I created.
I think you want to do the same.
How to get started writing.
How can you get started? Same way I am.
You got to write. Just start. Do it. This is the hardest part.
You need to start learning your craft. So, what makes a good story? How do you start?
Well since I am on that same journey. I’ve personally started with Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need
I’m currently reading it and let’s just say, it is inspiring. I’m not done yet, but I’ll have a complete review later on my takeaways from this book
But if you need some foundation. A book that will give you guidelines on how to structure a story. This is it. It says screenplays, but the same guidelines can be used in picture books, comics, and novels.
After reading this book you’ll have a new perspective on what you really need to add and throw away in your stories.
Go forth and write!