Write Storybooks For Children Blog

Welcome to our writing for children blog! Here you’ll find our latest articles, news and updates from the world of children’s literature. The information shared on this blog has been designed to complement the training, tools, tips and techniques you’ll discover inside our award-winning Write Storybooks for Children online course and offer you continued support in your journey to becoming a successful children’s writer!

12 Reads of Christmas 2017!

Competition Time! From the 1st of December to 24th December, we’re offering a new competition with a different prize to be won every other day – linked to the rhyme of the 12 days of Christmas. December is finally upon us, and ‘tis the season to be jolly! We can’t get...

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2017 Christmas Short Story Competition!

Write Short Stories For Children Competition! Christmas 2017 Exciting News! Therefore, this Christmas, it seemed fitting that we see out the year in style, by introducing a 'write short stories for children' competition!

 We have decided to put your writing skills to...

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Be Bold for Change: Inspirational Female Authors

If you’ve turned on the news or opened a paper, you’ll surely know that today is International Women’s Day! Every year on March 8th, people gather to celebrate, campaign, raise awareness and fight for gender parity across the world, heralding a new year of...

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World Book Day Winners

What a day! We received hundreds and hundreds of entries for our World Book Day competition, so thank you to everyone who has taken part! We loved reading every entry; there’s nothing that makes us happier than watching everyone embrace the joy that reading can bring....

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World Book Day

      It’s World Book Day today! To celebrate, we are running a brand new competition on the hour, every hour! There’s loads of chances to win some amazing prizes worth £1000’s, so be sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to join in on the fun – Good...

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Cats in Books: Our Top Fictional Felines

Neil Gaiman once wrote that “anyone who believes what a cat tells him deserves all he gets.” Now, we’ve nothing against dogs, but there is certainly something to be said for our feline friends. Anyone who has ever owned a cat -or has had the good fortune to befriend...

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Writing about Wintery Worlds

Winter is Coming: Writing about Wintery Worlds. All across the land, bright lights illuminating our streets, there’s a sharp nip in the air, and walking bundles of scarves and woollen coats dash about the streets, hurrying to get out of the cold: winter is...

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12 Reads of Christmas Winners

Christmas Competition Winners 12 Days of Christmas; Winners Announcement 

 Father Christmas certainly has come early to the Write Storybooks office; our students certainly have been getting into the spirit of the season and our inbox has been full to the brim with...

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12 Reads of Christmas

Christmas Competition Time 12 Days of Christmas; Prize Give-a-way Competition! 

 WriteStorybooksForChildren.com (courtesy of Digital Sea Ltd) are feeling festive and entering into the season of giving and goodwill to all… From 1st of December for 12 days we will be...

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Bonfire and Fireworks

Descriptive Storytelling Tips for Bonfire Night
 Halloween might be finished up for another year, but there’s one more annual celebration before we start decking the halls and practicing our carol singing. This coming Saturday, the 5th of November, marks Bonfire...

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Writing for Halloween – The witching hour approaches!

Writing for Halloween The witching hour approaches! Whatever your thoughts on Halloween, everyone, very deep down, loves to be frightened. There is something special about the thrill of the unknown, not quite knowing what is lurking around the corner, but plucking up...

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Special Company Announcement!

Special Company Announcement! A new Mascot is born… Digital Sea Limited has a new furry friend and mascot! We hope you will join in the fun this weekend by playing ‘Guess the Name’. The winner will receive a gift voucher (of their choice) to any of Digital Sea...

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Plot, Plot, and more Plot! Part Three: Conflict With What?

The conflict itself can come from any number of things. Perhaps the most common conflict comes from other human beings. It is also the most absorbing, because what interests readers most is people.  Your readers can identify with the actions, reactions and motives of...

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Plot, Plot, and more Plot! Part Two: Plot Means Conflict

All plots contain an element of conflict. Conflict is also explained within Module One of the Write Storybook For Children Course. Without it you will not have a story to write.  In this context, conflict simply means opposition to the characters' goals. This does not...

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Plot, Plot, and more Plot! Part One: Defining the Plot

We talk about plotting in depth in Module Six of our writing for children course, and we stick by the conclusion that there is no single aspect of writing children's stories that is more important than plotting.  Good stories are never written 'off the cuff' with the...

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Strict Structuring for Children’s Writing

When it comes to the actual mechanics of putting pen to paper many people start to become unsure of themselves. They may have plenty of ideas, they may have worked out a watertight and brilliantly original plot and they may have a collection of interesting and...

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10 New Children’s Books that will kick-start your 2016

Here at Write Story Books, we have trawled through the World Wide Web for a sneak peek at what children’s books you need to get excited about in 2016. So are you ready to see what we came up with? Here it goes (in no particular order): ‘Jolly Foul Play’ by Robin...

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Why Children Read Books

As a children's writer it is important to look closely at why children read. If you are going to write for children you have to appreciate why children bother to read for pleasure. Throughout all the age ranges one of the main attractions of literature is character...

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