7 Things Editors at Children's Book Publishers Wish Writers Knew Posted on May 30, 2019May 30, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation 5 MYSTERIOUS Ancient Books That Promise REAL Supernatural Powers#26 LSDF | CONTENT UPDATE CELTIÑO FOSIL, BBDD HEROES WEB | FORTNITE SALVAR EL MUNDO 14 thoughts on “7 Things Editors at Children's Book Publishers Wish Writers Knew” Tell Dr. Seuss not to rhyme. LOL! Reply Granted, I've read some rhyming books that lack cadence, however, if one has a talent for cadence, rhyming is a powerful tool for writing stories. Rhyming takes talent, testing and making sure the children are following. In preschool, especially, a rhyming book that is funny, joyful and teaches a message wins all the time. Children LOVE the sing-song effect of rhyming. So, yes, I've seen some awful rhyming books and can't stand it when authors don't have a full grasp of rhyming, however, I would not discourage writers from this format, I'd only caution them to make sure they know how to rhyme and keep the story flowing. Reply What do i need to do if I've already written, edited and illustrated my Christian Children book? Reply When writing a children's book: should you put illustration ideals throughout the book or should you just write and leave it to the publishers imagination? Reply are you makeing it Reply very informative and helpful Reply Useful information for serious authors. Reply Hey There! Thank you for this helpful video. By the way, I notice a lot of people keep on talking about online class known as Novelonax Academy (do a search on google), but I'm not sure if it is good. Have you ever tried Novelonax Academy? I have heard several incredible things about it and my cousin finally learn how to write novel easily, but she refuses to tell me: ( Reply 1. don't put editors out of work. 2. tell julia donaldson not to rhyme. 3…this is why you only write a news letter Reply I learned a lot! Thank you. Agents & editors have said rhyming is my strength, so I suppose everyone is different. I've read my fair share of horribly rhymed stories, though, and probably written some in my early days. Reply I've just uploaded a rhyming story. Do'h!! Reply Children don't read enough. Reply Rejection is common. You just need to look beyond it. amen on points 1,2,3,4,5,7 Self publishing is good if you have the money and can market it, but you are right small scale copy shop works fine. Reply This is so true. Probably one more thing to put in there is to be able to take well meaning and constructive criticism like a grown up. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.