This year I decided to document my process of creating a book, from ideation to publication. So far I have produced two books, Tom and Geraldene (2015) and Peaty the Worm (2016). My approach takes the form of several stages. Writing A Children’s Book: Stage One (Planning & Research) focusses on generating ideas, exploring chosen concepts, gathering inspiration and examining the current market. The purpose is to have a starting point where the story can grow and develop.
Writing A Children’s Book is a feature on my blog where I discuss my process of writing, illustrating and self-publishing my own children’s book. The stages follow a personal strategy and should be an ‘inspiration’ rather than a how-to.