Help Your Child Write and Publish
If you want to help your child write and publish a book or blog because they want to do it, then you are in the right place! This isn’t designed to teach you how to make your child love writing. It’s for those who already do. If you’d say, “My child hates writing,” then this might not be what you need—although it might be exactly what you need. Kids who have fun tend to love what they’re doing.
This series also isn’t about how to teach a child to write on the line or any of the elementary aspects of writing. It’s about how to help a child who knows the basics of storytelling or organizing ideas to go through the process of creating a book or blog.
Whether the children like to tell fantastical fiction, write poetry, or just want to share something they know with the world, parents often find themselves wanting to help but not really knowing how. If that is the case for you, then this is definitely the series and curriculum you are looking for.
First, let’s stop and say congratulations on raising a child who wants to write!
Not many young people want to write these days, so if yours does, you know you’re doing something right. You’re instilling the importance of reading and writing, and you’re encouraging your child’s innate creativity.
The endeavor you’re considering is so important and can affect your child positively for life. Just imagine it. You can help your child write and publish a book. All you need is a plan to follow. Jennifer helps adults by providing them with a recipe for how to write a book in Your Book Bakery, and this series, which also gives you a plan or recipe to follow, is specifically for parents who want to help their children.
Stumped on how to help your child write
Most if not all authors start out somewhat stumped about how the book writing and publishing process works. They certainly don’t know where to begin. As a parent of an aspiring author, you may also be struggling with the question, “How do I teach or guide them through something I don’t even know myself?”
Online searches can bring up a lot of partial information and misinformation. This series was written by a team of authors who have decades of experience in education and the writing and publishing field.
Designed by qualified educators
As mentioned on the Harshman House Publishing page, Jennifer Harshman has years of experience teaching and has designed some curriculum both for the classroom and for her own homeschooled children. She also brought together an amazing team of curriculum designers and homeschooling parents to write this series for you, so you can help your child write and publish a book or blog.
Harshman House Publishing is well prepared to help child authors to write and publish books, and to that end, wrote a set of books to do that. One of the contributors, Dr. Indi Williams, has a PhD in instructional design. Another contributor, Abigail Wild, has a Masters in Fine Arts with a focus on creative writing. She also runs a small publishing company. Others, including Tammy Foster of Foster Good Writing, have homeschooled their children for years.
The set of books is titled Help Your Child Write and Publish a Book or Blog. The books in the HYCW&P series are designed to help parents who want to help their child write and publish, whether it’s a children’s book, other book, or a blog. Here are the titles:
Book 1: An Overview of Writing and Self-Publishing
Book 2: The Publishing Process and Where Everything Fits
Book 3: The Research/Planning Process
Book 4: The Process of Writing a Book
Book 5: Readers and Reviewers for Your Book
Book 6: The Book Editing Process
Book 7: The Look: Book illustration, design, and formatting
Book 8: Marketing Your Book
Book 9: Book Printing and Distribution
Book 10: Book Business: Administrative, legal, and project management
Homeschool writing curriculum
This series is informational, but it’s also curriculum. It can count as a language arts course, as a business course, and an elective publishing course. The Help Your Child Write and Publish book series can easily span a school year and cover those credits while allowing your child do dive deeply into something they love. School is so much easier when our children are engaged and excited about what they’re doing.
There is no need to try to find an agent, or hope that your agent can find a publisher who wants what your child desires to write. Self-publishing is the way to go. Your child can be a published author soon after completing a manuscript. Are you ready? Simply send an email to Jennifer @ HarshmanServices.com with this in the subject line: HYC. She’ll be happy to help you.