Monday, March 26, 2012

Writing for Children

Only one week left to enter the Lucky Clover Picture Book Contest - Winter 2012 Quarter!

Today I'm exploring craft. The writing craft. I'm trying to think of different sections or categories. So far, I have:

  1. patterns
  2. plot
  3. rules of 3
  4. word play
  5. favorite words
  6. word usage
  7. vivid verbs
  8. character growth
  9. voice
  10. tense
  11. action
  12. dialogue
  13. rhyming
  14. grammar
  15. style
  16. genre
  17. conflict
What other ideas do you guys have? I'm trying to narrow it down to 10 categories. HELP! Which ones might I combine? Any and all ideas will be most welcome!


  1. Yikes, I'd combine patterns with rules of three. word play with favorite words and style with genre.

  2. Conflict + action could be combined in an interesting counterpoint...HTH

  3. Voice + dialogue

    Good luck Christie! I'm checking out your Lucky Clover PB contest next.

    Also, I wanted to share some good news with you. A story you critiqued of mine last year was just published last week by MeeGenius! It's up on my blog if you wanted to check it out. Thanks again Christie.

  4. I think I finally have my top 10 list for story craft elements:

    1. character (incl. pov)
    2. theme (incl. emotions and premises)
    3. dialogue (and voice)
    4. plot
    5. beginnings and endings
    6. conflict/action
    7. pace
    8. words (incl. word play, onomatopoeia, verbs, vocabulary, metaphor, alliteration, etc.)
    9. patterns (incl. rules of 3, etc.)
    10. rhyme

    Thanks ladies!


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