Remember when I ordered two sample chapter books from Kaeden Books?
That was just 10 days ago and my books arrived at my front door yesterday! They were very prompt to send them to me.
I don’t know why, but somehow it also made me feel good just to know they’re a real place with real products and real people.
Now that I’ve got those two chapter books in my hand, I’m going to start typing them into my computer.
I might end up typing up the whole things.
For one thing, doing this trains your brain to write at this level just as riding a bike with training wheels trains your brain to learn to ride a bike.
For another thing, I like to evaluate various key elements of a published book I’m using for my mentor text. It’s so much easier to accomplish this by having it in a word document where I can search and find, run a Flesch-Kincaid readability check on various portions, and check word counts on specific pages without having to count them by hand.
I recommend you do the same as we continue in upcoming posts with the nonfiction submission we’re preparing. Whether you’re just looking at the GOOGLE PREVIEWS of chapter books Kaeden has, or you’ve ordered in your own titles to really dig into, go ahead and start typing some of these puppies into your computer.
It’s a great exercise for any genre you’re working with!