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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
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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
- 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
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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
tell the publisher you wrote the story this way. If they
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
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
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
He heads to the library and starts researching:
God of war: already accounted for.
God of hunting:
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
hasn't yet managed to find out how to tell the
difference between someone who's
and someone who isn't.
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
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