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Does anyone have tips on writing/drawing a children's book?

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posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 08:36 AM
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So like the title says... any tips? advice?

you can tell me any advice u have but I'll say the one I'm working on is about a kid that day dreams to escape and it's an adventure dream where he is the hero.. not super hero.. just hero.. like g.i. Joe but not on earth.

so... any advice on how to write a book for children? not 1 year old.. maybe for... 8-10?
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posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 08:41 AM
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originally posted by: saiyankev
So like the title says... any tips? advice?

you can tell me any advice u have but I'll say the one I'm working on is about a kid that day dreams to escape and it's an adventure dream where he is the hero.. not super hero.. just hero.. like g.i. Joe but not on earth.

so... any advice on how to write a book for children? not 1 year old.. maybe for... 8-10?

My advice would be:

Have talent and books write themselves.

Aside from telling you what to write/draw, not sure what you are looking for.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 08:44 AM
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a reply to: saiyankev

You are better of targeting younger with a book on day dreaming..my 7 year old would do better with that versus a ten year old who is starting to acknowledge cute girls..

Your book idea reminds me of a show "Simon and the land of chalk drawing". Best of luck..



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 08:47 AM
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a reply to: saiyankev

Yah, Illustrations are key. Big ones. Keep sentences short and words simple. They should describe the pictures.

I wrote one called Tootie the Top that spun up so fast he took off and traveled to a different land where things were all better. That was a lonnng time ago.

I don't know about making kids think they are better than anyone else, though.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 08:50 AM
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originally posted by: chrismarco
a reply to: saiyankev

You are better of targeting younger with a book on day dreaming..my 7 year old would do better with that versus a ten year old who is starting to acknowledge cute girls..

Your book idea reminds me of a show "Simon and the land of chalk drawing". Best of luck..


that's true.. I guess 5-7 age range?
is that good it reminds u of that? not like anyone can be original al nowa days, everything has been done... pretty much



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 08:56 AM
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a reply to: saiyankev

If you can get some popular people on facebook to acknowledge it these things take off...sometimes the books suck but kids even at a young age want to fit in and be part of the popular crowd so it does not matter sometimes what the book is about or how short it is....throw a page of stickers in it at the end..



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 09:04 AM
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a reply to: saiyankev

Anthropomorphism... Emphasizes "day dreams" very well.
Choose an object that links both realms, e.g. Apple, Kitten, etc.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 09:06 AM
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How about friendly Satan?

Could teach them not to judge a book by its cover.



Satan or Yaweh? You get to choose in this adventure

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posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 09:10 AM
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a reply to: Lysergic

I love it. Friendly Satan's: Dinosaurs Were Put Here By Me To Fool You Book Of Anti-Evolutionism.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 09:15 AM
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posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 09:15 AM
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posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: Lysergic

Figures some nutbar Christian beat me to it...

Do they have one about Satan and the gays?



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 09:20 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Q: What do you call a gay dinosaur?



A: Megasoreass.


ps: THIS IS REAL


for sale on amazon.

My only advice?
Don't make your book like this
www.amazon.com...

Too wordy.
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posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 09:26 AM
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a reply to: Lysergic

Dude. Who thinks of this crap? (Besides me and you of course)



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 09:27 AM
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a reply to: saiyankev
Read everything you write to real children, such as your own, and get their reactions.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 09:28 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Its only 9 pages.

WHY isn't there a review?



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 10:12 AM
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Before you spend a load on publishing, have at least 10 people go over it, and preferably 20. They don't have to be professional editors (but it helps). Don't trust one or two people who say they have professional experience proof reading.

Things that will often get missed by an army of people checking for mistakes are:

-Misspelling of people's names in the acknowledgements.

-Inconsistencies such as: using hyphens, em-dashes, en-dashes interchangeably and in the incorrect context, using contractions sometimes and not others, using different accepted forms of plural (fox, foxes) interchangeably.

-Incorrect use of capitals (hummingbird vs Broad-billed Hummingbird).

I had a friend publish a book near the end of 2015. She is a staunch professional writer but this was a big project for her. She had a lot of people go over the draft, but after it was published there were a few mistakes found. Three months later the book is nearly sold out so before having another run printed she decided to have a few more people go over it. One guy has found close to 100 mistakes (mostly grammatical) that everybody else had missed. That's in a book with only 120 pages and mostly pictures.

And yes, this hasty post is full of mistakes.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 11:09 AM
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originally posted by: CraftBuilder
Before you spend a load on publishing, have at least 10 people go over it, and preferably 20. They don't have to be professional editors (but it helps). Don't trust one or two people who say they have professional experience proof reading.

Things that will often get missed by an army of people checking for mistakes are:

-Misspelling of people's names in the acknowledgements.

-Inconsistencies such as: using hyphens, em-dashes, en-dashes interchangeably and in the incorrect context, using contractions sometimes and not others, using different accepted forms of plural (fox, foxes) interchangeably.

-Incorrect use of capitals (hummingbird vs Broad-billed Hummingbird).

I had a friend publish a book near the end of 2015. She is a staunch professional writer but this was a big project for her. She had a lot of people go over the draft, but after it was published there were a few mistakes found. Three months later the book is nearly sold out so before having another run printed she decided to have a few more people go over it. One guy has found close to 100 mistakes (mostly grammatical) that everybody else had missed. That's in a book with only 120 pages and mostly pictures.

And yes, this hasty post is full of mistakes.
did u sell it only locally or did it go throughout ur state or... the country?
120 page children book tho? sounds like alot... oh u didn't say childrens.. what was ur targeted age range?

it's not that bad, I've seen some mistakes in some marvel comics.. more specifically the Civil Comic of a scene with iron man standing on a building corner with the flag behind him.... the way it was drawn was horrible because nothing made.sense of the angles of his stance to the flag flying and the corner... would only make sense if he was "planking" off the edge of a building but then u can see buildings behind him... was so bad. so a book for children... I don't expect it to be perfect if a huge company like.marvel can get away with that huge mistaken drawing.

how's it feel knowing people bought not just 1 but all the books u put out there?



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 11:29 AM
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a reply to: saiyankev
I strongly recommend also "You" and "Your".
In most people's eyes, the abbbreviations still look like a symptom of illiteracy.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 12:03 PM
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originally posted by: chrismarco
a reply to: saiyankev

If you can get some popular people on facebook to acknowledge it these things take off...sometimes the books suck but kids even at a young age want to fit in and be part of the popular crowd so it does not matter sometimes what the book is about or how short it is....throw a page of stickers in it at the end..


I don't know much about publishing, except that networking can help you tremendously when it comes to promotion. So I agree with this.



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