Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday's writing related ramblings - November 18th 2015

In case you didn't figure it out from Jacob's post on Friday, or from my announcement about it on Saturday... Not to mention my posts about it on Goodreads, Twitter Tweets, and Facebook posts about it... So, basically, in case you've been hiding under a rock for the past week, and missed all the announcements about it...

My newest book - the one called "Degu's Day Out" - has now officially been released. At least, the eBook version has... The paperback is coming soon (I had to wait until the official release date before I could start putting the paperback through all the review processes it goes through on CreateSpace, since it wouldn't let me do it sooner if I wanted the release dates to match, and then there are things like waiting for the proof to get to me to deal with; it can take a couple of months to get a book done in paperback sometimes, and that's if all is fine during the first attempt).

Anyway... In the meantime, I'm still working on writing "Zeena And The Mermaid" (the third "Zeena Dragon Fae" book).

Do you write for children too? If so, where do you find your ideas for children's stories? Did you know, spending some time living in a child's world could help you. After all, writing for children is easier if you can look at things from their point of view. So, play pretend to get to know your characters.

Also, if you're participating in PiBoIdMo, make sure you hold on to all your ideas, because you never know which will turn out to be the start of a great story. Yes, even hold on to those stinkers! After all, they could come in handy for future stories. In fact, that's good advice regardless of whether you're participating in PiBoIdMo, and regardless of the genre you write in, or age group you write for.

Plus, don't forget to think about what your book is about about while you're working on it. No, that's not a typing mistake, but an alternative way of generating ideas, as well as something you need to consider; especially when writing for children.

2 comments:

Intense Guy said...

I could always pretend to be a child. Those were the good old days. Smiles.

Victoria Zigler said...

Iggy:
It does get more difficult as you get older. But it can be fun. Not to mention, it probably does your stress levels some good to be free of responsibilities for a while (or, more to the point, to pretend you are).