Top 5 Tips for Writing the Best Books

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Being able to write a book requires you to have an independent state of mind and a very bright imagination. Even though it is a very pleasurable and enjoyable experience, writing books can be at times overwhelming. The truth is, not everyone has the ability to write books. If you are one of those bright minded people who want to write a terrific book, here are some tips for you to follow.


Determine the type of book you are going to write

The most important step to take is to make up your mind what type of book it is going to be. For example if a specific idea hasn’t crossed your mind yet and you want to create a story but don’t know about what, it’s wise to determine for yourself what kind of book you want to produce ideas of. There is a vast quantity of book types – children’s fairy tales, short stories, love stories, novels, detective stories, true stories, fantasy fictions, series, etc. Once you have decided upon a certain type of book, you can proceed to the next step.

Have the entire idea in your head

One of the reasons that people find it hard to write a book is that they don’t know how to start. Or they don’t know how to continue, or end the book. In order to make your book as interesting as the readers would like, you must have the entire idea in your mind. Not just the idea of the beginning or the end, but the entire idea of what the book must be about. It can be as short an idea as a couple of words. After you make the mental short or long image of the book in your mind, you can consider one of the most important parts achieved.

Brainstorm, brainstorm, brainstorm

Having the whole idea in your mind is not enough to create an amazing book. You have to equip yourself with a pen and a paper, or a computer, if that’s easier for you, and jot down any ideas you come up with. In other words, it’s important to do a little brainstorming. Write down pieces of the most important ideas; evolve around the ideas to make it clearer for yourself, what happens in the book in the beginning, in the middle and in the end. You need not write long stories in your brainstorming session, just elaborate your ideas a little.



Create characters

This is the most important part. Right down names, surnames, ages, looks, and the characters of the people in your book.It can be tricky, as throughout writing the book you must be able to make the characters recognizable, for example, if in the beginning of your book “Nancy Smith” hated spiders, she can’t suddenly start loving them in the middle of the book (of course if there aren’t any specific circumstances making her love them).


It’s time to actually write the book

Finally you can write your book. You must feel the mood of writing in order to actually write. Sit more comfortably in your armchair, grab some snacks, and start. Write a catchy sentence as your first sentence and continue. Once you have the idea jotted down on the paper, and the characters ready to come to action, you will find it easier to write. It’s important to edit and check and re-check whatever you’ve written, in order to make it neater and more accurate.

Here you go. Now you have enough knowledge to start your first book. If the book is going to be long, it can take days or weeks to complete, so take your time, in order to create the most amazing book ever.

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The Top 5 Writer/Illustrators of All Time

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As if writing a children’s book isn’t enough work, some authors are talented enough to illustrate their own books – it’s amazing! When an author is able to illustrate his or her own work, they are able to capture the true essence and message of their writing. You should recognize all of the writer/illustrators listed below, they’re famous for a reason!


Dr. Seuss.


Dr. Seuss is the pseudonym for Theodore Seuss Geisel. Seuss wrote and illustrated 44 books for children under this pseudonym.  He also wrote other books for children under the name Theo LeSieg. Dr. Seuss’s best known children’s books include: Green eggs and Ham, One fish, Two Fish, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Cat in the Hat,and Horton Hears a Who. Dr. Seuss illustrates in a bright graphic cartoon style that appeals to children and adults alike. And, while at first glance, Seuss’ books appear as simplistic and rhyming, many deal with important adult issues. For example, “The Lorax” address damage to the environment through capitalist greed and abuse of environmental resources.


Shel Silverstein


Shel Silverstein is an American author and cartoonist. He is also a screenwriter and singer-songwriter. Silverstein well-loved book, “The Giving Tree,” shows the relationship between a small boy and a tree. The illustrations are simple yet touching, and the theme of the story is about selfless love, though it could also be interpreted to be about abuse of power and privilege. His other popular children’s book is “Where the Sidewalk Ends,” which is a collection of children’s poetry that addresses common childhood concerns through imaginative stories.


Stan and Jan Berenstain


The Berenstain are the creators and illustrators of the children’s book series “The Berenstain Bears.” Together they wrote and illustrated hundreds of books, dealing with a variety of issues and exciting events children may encounter as they grow up. Some of the most-loved books of the series include: The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food, The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room, The Berenstain Bears get the Gimmies, and The Berenstain Bears New Baby. After their deaths, Stan and Jan’s son, Mike, also a children’s author/illustrator, continued the family stories, and new books are still being written and illustrated to this day!


Beatrix Potter


Beatrix Potter was A British author and illustrator who is best known for her children’s books such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Miss Tiggy-Winkle, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, and the Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. Potters books center around animals, where the animals take on human characteristics. This is calledanthropomorphism, and is a technique commonly used in children’s literature.  Beatrix Potter books are considered classic collector items and have inspired lines of dishware, toys, and clothing.


May Gibbs


May Gibbs is an Australia children’s author who is best known for her book “Snugglepot and Cuddlepie”. This enchanting children’s book follows the adventures of brother and sister ‘gum nut babies’ who travel across land and sea in Australia, encountering all manner of good and mischievous characters.  Gibbs’ books are for older children, and most editions include beautiful full-colour illustrations, drawn with great detail and imagination. Her books are not to be missed, especially for those fond of Australian wildlife and nature.

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