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201 Ideas for Children's Writers

201 very clever ideas that will enable you to writing unique, compelling and successful books and stories for children and get them published - faster and easier than ever before.

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Why you need this book

In today's ultra-competitive writing and publishing market, you need every advantage you can get. That's where our inspiring collection of writing ideas can help you.

Each of the 35 books in the ideas4writers collection is packed with versatile ideas, expert tips, and easy-to-implement practical advice.

You'll soon be writing brilliant books, amazing articles, and standout stories that will have readers, editors and publishers longing for more.

The CHILDREN'S WRITING collection includes:

  • Adapting stories and pictures for multiple countries
  • The best ways to feature adults in children's stories
  • Adding extra levels for adult readers
  • Getting characters' ages right
  • How to make your characters unforgettable
  • Child psychology made easy
  • Writing children's versions of adult stories
  • Controversial stories that will get children reading
  • Encouraging children to write
  • How to exaggerate character traits
  • How to find an artist or illustrator
  • How to give your readers power
  • How to make your own children (it isn't what you think!)
  • Non-fiction - easy ideas
  • One extra ingredient that makes your story super-special
  • How to perfect your story
  • Eight brand new picture book ideas
  • Real life fiction
  • Writing for reluctant readers
  • The best ways to work with schools, libraries and hospitals
  • Giving your stories a sense of purpose
  • The best ways to test your stories
  • 40 ready-made storylines you can use immediately or adapt as you wish
  • And much more - far too many great ideas to list here!

Be a more inspired, more productive and more successful writer with the ideas4writers ideas collection.

Excerpt 1: Rewrite a picture book.

Find a picture book that you really like and see if you can come up with an entirely different story that uses the same pictures. It's quite a challenge, but great fun to try.

You might need to make a few modifications when you've finished. You'll probably feel that you could have written a much better story if you could have changed one or two of the pictures. So go ahead and do that. You should end up with a story that's good enough for publication.

[NOTE] Don't tell the publisher you wrote the story this way. If they find an illustrator to work on the book, ask him to come up with his own ideas of what the pictures should be. If possible, ask to see his preliminary drawings and sketches and check how similar they are to the ones in the book you based your story on. If
they're too close for comfort, show him the book and ask him to come up with something different.

Excerpt 2: Storyline – I am a god!

The child in this story has misunderstood the concept of God. He (or she) has been told there's a little bit of God in each of us. But he now thinks he is a god himself.

He also thinks everyone else is a god, as are all the trees and sheep and cats and dogs and spiders and so on. But as time passes he realises that some people are clearly not Gods. Perhaps he starts to have doubts about the trees and sheep and cats and dogs and spiders too. Surely they can't all be gods? And if he's a god himself, what exactly is he the god of?

He heads to the library and starts researching:

God of war: already accounted for.
God of hunting: accounted for.
God of thunder: accounted for - which is shame because that one would have been cool!

He ends up with a long list of things the different gods cover. But that still leaves plenty of things they don't, so he must be the god of one of those. He’s not at all sure about the trees and sheep and cats and dogs and spiders now. Or quite a lot of the people. But he hasn't yet managed to find out how to tell the difference between someone who's a god and someone who isn't.

Having decided what he's the god of, he decides he ought to set up his own religion and get his followers to build churches and temples and bring him gifts.

Where will it all end? Will somebody put him straight and tell him he's got it all wrong? If so, how will he take the news? Or perhaps they just laugh and let him get on with it . . . until it goes too far.

[EXTENSION] What if he really is the god of whatever it is he comes up with?

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