Sunday morning is a great time to sit and write. The problem sometimes in deciding what to write about. This fine Sunday morning finds me thinking about the simplicity of children’s books.
I have pondered writing a children’s book of my own. When I say simplicity, I mean they appear simple. Yet, if you sit and pick the book apart, you realize that much thought goes into creating one. The story needs to be direct yet engaging, even for the little ones. The story needs to flow, but not get too involved. Not to mention the pictures.
Each night, I read at least one children’s book to Little A. At his age, the physical pages are more interesting than any of the words on the page. Watching him learn to grasp and flip the pages back and forth is pretty cool. As 2013 progresses, and I pursue this writing thing, I may need to seriously consider attempting a children’s book.
In the mean time, I’ll stick to the short stories, which I continue to be stalled on. My fantasy story is quickly developing in my mind, but translating to paper is the challenge. Hopefully, I can overcome. To quote JFK again, we do this because it is hard.
- Sunday Morning Musings: Thoughts On 2012 (theevolvingdad.wordpress.com)
- Free eBook – 11 Steps to Writing Your First Children’s Book (write4kids.com)
- Picture Books – What Do We Tell Children? (kathytemean.wordpress.com)