Have you ever had an idea and thought, “that would make a fantastic children’s book — someone should write that!” Well, why shouldn’t that someone be you!?
While children’s literature may not seem like “real writing” to some, kids’ books are arguably some of the most important pieces of literature in the world. On top of that, thanks to the internet, breaking into the publishing world has never been more accessible!
If you’ve ever dreamt of writing a children’s book or thought about becoming a children’s author but aren’t sure whether it’s the right move for you, allow us to help you make up your mind. Here are three of the best benefits that come with writing a children’s book.
Start a Fulfilling New Career
Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to make a very comfortable living as a children’s author in the age of the internet — if you’re willing to work for it.
It’s no big trade secret that the demand for children’s book is through the roof right now. That said, you shouldn’t expect to be able to coast off of the success of your first book or even a single best seller for very long. However, if you publish consistently and build up your name, you’ll be able to switch careers full-time.
And, there’s more money to be made outside of publishing as a children’s author. Aside from paid guest appearances, you could even sell the film or television rights to one of your stories.
Unlike adult and teen readers, children are happy to buy into whimsy in fiction. Because of that fact, writing for children can be much more fun than writing any other type of literature. Kids don’t often question plot points or talking animals. So, as a children’s author, you’re free to write practically anything you want!
Influence and Inspire Future Generations
Finally, the best benefit of writing a children’s book isn’t something you’re going to be able to enjoy for a few years but is still well worth the time and effort. Are affects all people, and children are equally, if not more, influenced by the lessons they learn through stories as adults are.
The stories we hear and lessons we learn as children tend to stick with us for the rest of our lives. As a children’s author, you’ll be able to directly influence the lives of countless children not just now but potentially generations from now. The stories you create and the lessons you teach through your books could inspire future leaders who will take your words and make the world a better place.
Why You Should Write a Children’s Book
Now that you know why you should consider writing a children’s book, it’s time to start dreaming up ideas for your first book!
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