In a collaboration with Theirworld, I partnered with Studio APA and Steve Nguyen to share stories from global youth advocates. I celebrate Nina’s story as an ambitious entrepreneur who took lessons after watching her mother. Nina also aspires to be support as many young people as she can and be a positive influence to the African culture.
I like to make an analogy that creating a children's book is like designing an amusement park ride! There's a lot of thought and planning that goes into designing an experience for your readers.
Ask yourself these questions. 1) Who is your ideal reader? Consider age and values that you want to share in your book. 2) What is the goal of your writing? 5 common goals include: informational, creative, persuasive, opinion, or journal/letter. 3) How do you want to make the reader feel? For example, books that make readers sleepy are a favorite for parents with young children!
Now that you've answered those questions, you can design your experience with words and pictures! Consider writing out all your words first and then find a template to storyboard your words across the desired amount of pages. Finally, add your illustrations to match your words and voila!
With so many self-publishing options these days, it's best to consider what your goal and priorities are. Do you want to POD (print on demand) to your readers or consider printing in bulk? Do you have the means to manage your own sales or prefer online distributors? These are just a few of the many variables when deciding what path to consider with your book.