As a writer and author, I meet other writers, parents and teachers who have interest in writing for children. Often they would get in touch with me to ask about how to get into writing. As a mentor for other writers, I find that I repeat much of my advice about the general industry, basics of writing or good reference books etc. This guide is an attempt to answer some of the frequently asked questions and hopefully help the aspiring writer to find answers.

This guide is not the final authority on any of the topics discussed. It’s simply my perspective based on my experience in writing children’s books worldwide. Often these are suggestions or things that have worked for me or mistakes I’ve learnt from.

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