GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE: TRY NONFICTION
For most people considering children’s writing for a career (or even for a hobby), the type of writing that comes to mind is fiction. For many of us, the picture books we loved most were fiction. The novels we read in our spare time are fiction. So we think about writing as a place to tell stories. And it certainly can be, but if you’re serious about building a career in writing, it’s worthwhile to give at least some thought to nonfiction. And as soon as you’re thinking nonfiction, you have to come up with an idea.