Writing a Children’s Story
Your assignment is to write a children’s story. (Click here to access some on-line resources).
It is said that there are three audiences for a children’s story. The child
who hears it, the adult who is reading it, and the child the author used
When you write a story for children, there are some important considerations.
The age of the child is an important component in the selection of narrative
and style. Talking down is not a good idea, but it is also easy to
lose a child when you aim beyond his or her experience. So, know your
audience. The good side is that children are up for everything and
anything. Make-believe is there world. You can be concrete and
literal, or completely fantastical, and it’s all filled with the same wonder
in their eyes.
You may write on any subject that appeals to you, but if you’d like a few
suggestions, try creating a story about:
animals and/or pets
transforming the everyday experience
nourishing our unique gifts/fulfilling our unique promise
If you’re thinkinf of writing a picture book, feel free to use illustrations
you find, or to try drawing some for yourself. Usually, the images
wind up shaping the story.