A common writing wish is to write books for children. A children’s author has lots of genre options, just like authors who write for adults. There’s children’s fantasy fiction, adventure, crime, even horror. Why choose to write for children, though?
There’s something magical about a book that’s written for children. There are no holds barred with what’s possible. And children aren’t jaded. They haven’t seen it all before. They are still in that fabulous time of life when they’re still surprised and thrilled by the stories adults have become blind to. Writers of children’s fiction have this wonderful audience to write for.
Children’s Author Claire Fayers
One such writer is Claire Fayers, author of The Accidental Pirates series, Storm Hound and most recently Welsh Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends. Fayers weaves magic, mythology, humour and adventure into her stories. Her books are loved by children and parents alike.
Claire Fayers will be joining me on Clubhouse for a discussion and Q&A on 23rd September 2021 at 8pm (UK time). This is an exciting opportunity to listen to a traditionally published author give her experiences of being a writer of children’s books – and maybe even ask your own question!
Not familiar with Clubhouse?
It’s a fairly new platform with a real difference from other social media outlets in that it’s audio-only… great if you’re shy of being on camera! Think of it as a bit like listening to a podcast or radio show, except that’s it’s live. There are clubs and rooms on all manner of topics. These clubs are like communities of support, help, conversation and human interaction, which for many of us can be hard to come by these days.
My Clubhouse club is called Writers’ Pool and is, unsurprisingly, about writing! I host regular rooms discussing various topics to do with writing and there’s a lovely ethos of idea sharing. It brings together people from all over the world who otherwise wouldn’t ever meet. How great is that?
One of the best things about attending a ‘room’ on Clubhouse is that you don’t have to speak if you don’t want to. You can remain in the audience and just listen. This makes it great if you’re doing other things at the same time or if you’re shy about joining in.
When you’ve got your confidence, though, you can come up on the ‘stage’. There you can ask questions, suggest solutions, or just reach out to other human beings with the same interests as you. Let’s face it – the people you live with don’t always understand what you’re talking about.
Authors on Clubhouse
Clubhouse is not just for those who love tech. I certainly don’t, and I find it super-easy to navigate. All you need is a smartphone.
I am very excited that Claire Fayers is coming along as a guest to my club very soon. It’s a great opportunity for you to ask a published full-time author your questions about writing and getting published. Or listen in and hope someone else asks your question!
DEANNE ADAMS - STORY COACH AND MENTOR
I care passionately about words and stories. As a Story Coach and Mentor, I help writers to tell irresistible stories. I offer courses, memberships and programmes to suit beginners, developing writers and those ready to become the writer they've been trying to be for years.
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