Posted by: nancyisanders | March 18, 2011

The Heart of a Child

As children’s writers, sometimes we take ourselves too seriously. I know I do.

Every once in a while, I stop and ask myself, “What am I doing to have fun? What am I doing as a writer to develop the heart of my inner child?”

If we’re not having fun as children’s writers, chances are, children will not have fun reading our writing.

So, let’s go out there and have some fun! Let’s hop on the merry-go-round at the neighborhood park, then go home and write about the twirling, whirling sensation.

Let’s carry our digital camera to hidden, secluded spots and take snapshots of hummingbird babies and caterpillars and daisies, then sit down at our computer and write about the experience.

Let’s dance around in our living room listening to silly children’s songs, then write a silly children’s rhyme to tickle little ones.

What are you doing to have fun as a children’s writer?


  1. i sit on the floor instead of a chair.

    i eat with my fingers instead of a fork.

    i roll in the grass instead of watch from the kitchen window.

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