Tag: writing

Roasted
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Roasted

I’ve decided to add a writing prompt to go along with any illustrations I post: Today’s word is: roasted. I always loved sitting around the campfire, roasting fork in hand, listening to the family stories. It was such a strange thing to learn most families roasted marshmallows.   Here’s Ruby Drake’s take on the theme:

Past or Present Tense
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Past or Present Tense

Does your story play out in cinematic ‘real time’ or is it narrated from a past event? Past and present tense narration are the two primary (and most logical ) choices for storytelling and each has pros and cons. Because it is very difficult and time consuming to change from one to the other you...

Diversity in Children’s Books
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Diversity in Children’s Books

If you’ve paid attention to any suggested reading lists, the one word you’ll hear over and over again is diversity. While I understand that we are a diverse people with many different backgrounds, I don’t feel that diversity is really what is being extolled at this time. When I look at the current lists, I’m...

Creating Your Narrative Sequence
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Creating Your Narrative Sequence

Part 2 of a Series on Writing Good Children’s Books- Children want to be entertained. Simple and pure. Just like adults, they enjoy an exciting story and you must carefully consider the order of events for each age group. Depending on the age of your reader, the narrative may or may not follow the events...