Starting my Writing

This post holds information from the past two weeks.

Last week, I talked to my school librarian about children’s books. She is bothe the high school and elementary librarian, so I figured that she knew her stuff. I was having trouble starting my book; I just didn’t know what to say. She gave me these helpful tips:

  • The first cover page should have an image of the main setting and characters.
  • The story then starts off by setting the scene with as much detail as possible. This could be time period, season, room, geographical location, weather, time of day, and occasion.
  • Then, I have to introduce my main characters…or at least some of them. They should get the same treatment as the setting.

 

The next week, with my librarian’s tips in mind, I wrote a bit in class and after class throughout the day. I find that once I start writing, ideas seem to come to me fairly quickly. I have my setting and characters introduced, using plenty of detail, and I have my conflict introduced. I am trying my best to stick with the rules that I researched, and it is working well so far. I have made my two main characters very different from one another, I have been descriptive, but not too wordy, and I have included impossible, yet semi-realistic events. I have also tried to appeal to the modern generation by talking about computers and technology. I need to get to the actual action and climax. I don’t know where I am going with this, but with some time, I will get it.

My Official Topic

I haven’t posted here for a while, but here I am again. I wanted to say that I am using the technology idea. It seemed the most fitting for today’s children and it also sounded like a lot of fun to write about. My character’s names are going to be Ned and Bill. These were the first names that came to mind. I have always been terrible at naming things, and I guess this project is no exception.

My Second Idea

I had an idea to write a book on technology, but my other idea was to write a book on the outdoors/ sports. These things are always popular with (most) children, and I feel that it wouldn’t be too hard to come up with a basic idea for that that revolves around adventure. I was able to do that…kind of. So, here it is:

Two kids are playing…ball.(or any other sport that has a ball) They then throw the ball into a gap in the trees. After that, it would be like an Alice in Wonderland sort of story. They would fall through the trees and go on an adventure. I don’t really have much else with this one and I kind of feel like I am copying. I am leaning towards the other idea right now and I am finally going to start writing. I will post my progress as I go.