If you follow our blog, you are interested in writing for children or teens. That, in and of itself, speaks volumes. You feel called to craft stories that will excite young readers, or you feel called to write Bible stories or devotionals that are just the right reading level to engage kids in exploring God’s Word and to motivate them to live out the words of the Bible in their own lives.
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We know that authors should read, read, read in the genre they write. So, for example, if you aspire to being a children’s fiction author, you should read tons of children’s fiction. If you want to write devotions for teens, you should read lots and lots of devotions for teens.
Gathering the books you need to read might be daunting. Although most authors have huge libraries, you can get more books by becoming a frequent visitor to the library, used bookstores, and garage sales. Also, don’t overlook borrowing books from others.
It is important to take reading to the next level and beyond.
I was surprised at my reaction to the back-to-school sales. Last spring, I left teaching to write full time. I didn’t expect to have strong feelings about back-to-school supplies this summer, but I did. It was obvious that the children and parents in the store had their own range of emotions, too.