I have researched…a lot. I have learned some of the steps and the do’s and don’ts of writing a children’s book. It’s now time for me to start brainstorming. I have my heart set to writing about adventure. As I said before, I am a person who will read and enjoy ANYTHING, but as a child, I would have really liked something exciting, something that is physically impossible in the real world, but still not complete fantasy. I know that 4-7 year old me would have loved that. Speaking of ages, I have put some thought into that, and I have decided that I want something that can be read to a younger child and be kind of understood, but at the same time, I want an older child to be able to read it for themselves and really get a good message out of it.
Now, on to the actual brainstorming. I took my idea of adventure and asked myself, “What to kids like these days?” I had two answers to that: technology and sports/the outdoors. So my first idea was to have two kids ask their parents a question…a bad question. (The question would not actually be stated in the book) These two kids keep asking other adults this same question…to no avail. So, as anyone would, they look it up on the internet…and they get sucked in. They go on an adventure in the internet. At first, they find it wonderful and have a great time. Then, they go to the weird/bad side of the internet. There, they get lost, have to fight off bad guys, and find a way out. This goes along with one of the rules that I found: always fight bad guys. Once they get out,(the good guys HAVE to win) they realize their mistake. The moral of this story is “SOME QUESTIONS ARE BETTER LEFT UNANSWERED.”
I have yet to come up with an idea for the sports/outdoor theme. When I do, I will post it. I have a basic outline, but I want more. I know that choosing between the two is going to be a challenge, and I also know that I will change both of those ideas countless times. This will defiantly be interesting.