A new story is like a sand storm. It sweeps you up in a dust of ideas. When you are inside the storm, you can’t see through it. You don’t know how good it is – your eyes are closed, your ears are full of dust and you’re wandering into the story like someone lost in that storm.
I’m often contacted by new writers about writing for children and writing picture books. So I thought I’ll put together a few resources I can share whenever I’m asked. To… Read more »
A picture book needs a narrative, a story that has all the elements of a good story – a beginning, middle and end, the middle escalating action and the resolution satisfying.
Sometimes an idea will pop-up as a concept. For example, the monsoon rains were a big part of my growing up. I used to be terrified of getting lost in… Read more »
It’s often easy to make the story happen to a character rather than the character shaping the story.
Come and get some story starters that will help you write delightful new stories. Having read all of the story starters, here are some examples. When the skies darkened and… Read more »
This article was first published on Picture Book Den on 3rd September 2018. As a storyteller, I love retelling origin stories. I go looking for stories in my own culture… Read more »
This article was first published on Picture Book Den on 25th June 2018 I didn’t start out to write a series of picture books. But now I realise I’ve one… Read more »
This article was first published at Picture Book Den on 5th Feb 2018. In the last few years, there has been a positive trend of many independent publishing houses being… Read more »