Before Laura Ingalls Wilder Wrote the Little House on the Prairie Series of Books, she tried to publish Pioneer Girl–first, as a manuscript for adults and then revised, as a manuscript for children. Before that time, Laura Ingalls Wilder had written some nonfiction, primarily for a rural, farm audience.
The following videos explain Wilder’s journey from nonfiction toward the Little House books. It is an excellent resource for people who are struggling to be published themselves, as well as for those who simply admire the writings of Wilder.:
[The narrator of these videos is Pamela Smith Hill, author of Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life. You can register for Hill’s course Laura Ingalls Wilder Here.]