Storytelling: Something New

Today I woke up with a crazy idea.  I don’t know if the idea is crazy, or if I’m just going crazy in my little cave of an apartment (both), but I had the thought of writing a children’s book.

Let me back up, slow down, reverse.

I’ve always liked writing. I got to it when I have no one to talk to or when a thought flies into my head. I write everything down. I’m one of those people that has 20000 journals. When I was little, my parents gave me a kitten for my seventh birthday. It was the best day of my life, and that cat changed me. She, Matilda, is still with us and she is 16 years old now, in the prime of her life. When I was around 10, I wrote short stories about the adventures of Matilda. The young mind sees and thinks differently. I was super proud of my short stories and they are actually probably the only thing that i’ve finished completely, if I think about it. So, I was thinking of bringing the Adventures of Matilda back.

I don’t know if i’ll ever finish, or if they’ll ever get anywhere, but at least i’ll have them forever.

If anyone has any tips on how to write in general or what to think about writing for children, everything would be greatly appreciated!!

I was thinking about making it colorful with illustrations, but also with enough text.

Don’t really know where to begin — I have too many ideas, so help would be amazing 🙂

— Anna

 

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