How to Find Your Children’s Book Idea

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To write a children’s book, you have to first know the difference between a story idea and a concept.

A story idea has a clear beginning, middle, and end. Whereas a concept is just an abstract idea like a piece of a setting or the look of a character.

You might be walking around with the coolest kid’s book character in the world in your mind, but without an adventure, journey or lesson, they’re just that: a character.

Make aList

Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s get down to the finding that story idea.

It isn’t enough to make a list. We must make a list within a time constraint. Remember Parkinson’s Law?

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.

It is true! If you start making a list of story ideas that you are…

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B.A. Burgess

Barbara Burgess is a writer which is made apparent by the text in this box and the box above. She is best known for being a multi-genre/multi-writing voice author who throws caution to the wind when describing her writing career - "Oh, I write children's books, holiday romance, and sci-fi. Why? What do you do? Just one thing?" In addition to being a writer of all the things, she is the founder of Pilgrim Fowl Press and a writing facilitator bringing permission to write to the masses via Skillshare and Udemy. The only social media she frequents is Instagram (@hellothisisbarbara). Her desert island movie is Stargate (the original with James Spader), and she has been taking daily mug shots of her morning coffee since before Instagram was even a thing.

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