I just have to share this one! Amazing blog by Rachelle Burk with resources to everything children’s book writing related.
Yep. Like a cheer for children’s book resources.
I read a lot of children’s books and find that non-fiction books can often have great ideas hidden among the pages. The other day, I was searching through a children’s National Geographic animal book and came across a thorny lizard. For some strange reason I was drawn to this small, spiny, creature. The idea was already in my notebook but using the ‘what if’ method really helped me see where the story could progress. What if thorny lizard wanted to be a super hero but he was too slow, spiny, and small? What if he could help people in a different way? What if thorny lizard could collect water on his spines (this was a fact about the lizard in the book) and just let the ‘what if’s’ continue.
Keep on writing, my friends.