One of my newest favorite writing styles is educational. I love teaching, and no I do not have a degree for it! And believe it or not, publishers are desperate for more educational writers. Why? Well, the title alone can scare people away, but you do not need a high price paper to do it! You are an expert in your own way, and that may be just the thing classrooms need. So here’s how you get started.
- As always, know your audience. Knowing what age range or grade level you are writing for is a must before plotting you path
- Find an educator willing to help you. Once you’ve honed in the path of your book, run through it with a teacher, thus giving you a look into what works and what may not.
- Keep it upbeat. Even if your writing a math book, keep it positive to keep the learners ready for more. Helping educators keep kids interested is a must. If you drone on, your readers will pick up on that and miss the important facts.
- Try getting interactive. Adding worksheets, or team projects to the writing can impact the success of your book. This is will apply to workbooks and not educational story books.
- The difference between a workbook and an educational story book: An educational story book is just that. A non-fiction story where the students simply listen to the instructor read (or silently read to themselves). A workbook will include practise with the story, giving students a chance to write in their books and get away with it!
Now that you have the tools to do it, go write something educational!!! And feel free to share a blurb in the comments!