Too excited for this weekend’s Saturday workshop “Writing for Children,” I thought I’d take a peek at the lesson plan and share a few goodies:
- Read books—the classics you grew up reading and new books your kids and grandkids are reading. Read them with a sharp eye: how does the author use dialogue, action, language to tell her story?
- Take one of those stories you’ve read and type up a page of it. See how it looks on the (your) computer screen. Note how much white space is on the page!
- Spend time with children. Listen to the way they talk. Take notes. If you’re writing for school-age children, volunteer in the school library or in the classroom.
More wisdom and tips this Saturday, hope to see you there!