Chinese characters are written in a specific order to give them structure. Follow the stroke numbers to learn to write each character. When you are confident, turn off the stroke numbers and see if you can do it yourself.
Monkey Write is lightweight and fun, great for children and adults alike. When you have learned all the characters in the Introduction workbook, go back to the bookshelf and download some more. There are many workbooks to choose from, so you can learn auspicious characters for that calligraphy masterpiece in your living room, or pick up a Chinese menu and figure out if you're eating beef or lamb.