I hope this series of quick writing tips inspires you to move your story forward.
Inspiration for Writing
- What hobbies or interests do you have that might interest children?
- What experiences have you had that could be a good starting point for an article or story?
- Do you know about other cultures, or a particular time period?
- What genres do you like? Would it be fun to write in that genre?
- What genres did you like as a child? Did you love mysteries, ghost stories, fantasies, or science fiction? What were your favorite books? Why?
- Even the phonebook can provide inspiration. Check the Yellow Pages: Could you interview an automotive painter, animal trainer, or architect for an article? What would life be like for a child to have parents in that field? How about a child who dreams of entering the profession?
Write with Emotion
Chris's novels for ages nine and up include The Eyes of Pharaoh, a mystery in ancient Egypt; The Well of Sacrifice, a Mayan adventure used in many schools; The Genie’s Gift, a middle eastern fantasy; and the Haunted series, about kids who travel with a ghost hunter TV show, which starts with The Ghost on the Stairs. Her writing craft books include You Can Write for Children: How to Write Great Stories, Articles, and Books for Kids and Teenagers, and Advanced Plotting. Learn more at https://chriseboch.com/ or her Amazon page,