Next El Paso Writers’ League Meeting: Chris Eboch

Saturday, June 12, 2:00 p.m. MDT via Zoom.  “Myths about Writing for Children” by Chris Eboch.  Children are a great audience, and writing for them can be fun and rewarding. But to start, you need to know the rules, guidelines, and best practices. Can you tell the truth from the myth when it comes to creating books for kids?

  • Writing for children means picture books or novels. 
  • You can get rich writing children’s books.
  • Books for little kids should be sweet and gentle.
  • Picture books should be written in rhyme.
  • You can’t make any money writing for children.
  • You can cover tough and complex subjects, even in books for little kids.
  • Books for kids should teach lessons.
  • Nonfiction is a great market.
  • That cute thing my grandchild did would make a great book!
  • You’ll have to find an illustrator for your picture book manuscript.

Chris Eboch, author of over 60 books for young people, will sort through the truth and the myths and provide resources to help you on your journey of writing for children.

Chris Eboch is the author of over 60 books for young people, both fiction and nonfiction, for children ranging in age from very young readers to teenagers. Her novels for ages nine and up include The Eyes of Pharaoh, a mystery in ancient Egypt; The Well of Sacrifice, a Mayan adventure; and the Haunted series, which starts with The Ghost on the Stairs. Her writing craft books include You Can Write for Children: How to Write Great Stories, Articles, and Books for Kids and Teenagers, andAdvanced Plotting. Learn more at or her Amazon page, or check out her writing tips at her Write Like a Pro! blog. Chris writes romance, mystery, and suspense for adults under the name Kris Bock. Learn more at or visit her Amazon page.

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