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.
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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