Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Author and Teacher Jen Storer's Girl & Duck Blog

Jen wrote to let me know about her blog, Girl & Duck, that supplements her Melbourne, Australia-based writing fiction for kids class.

It's a cool resource, with posts on Creating Quirky Characters in Fiction and video inspirations (like making an eight-page handmade book to inspire thinking visually and working with limited text) - Jen's example book is her top 10 tips for writing for children, including these gems:

 #4: Don't let adults fix your characters' problems 


#6: Kids love to be scared. But not too scared! 


#10: Checklist! All senses covered? Sight, sound, taste, touch & smell.

It will be fun to see where Jen takes us next.

Illustrate and Write On,

1 comment:

jen storer said...

Thank you so much for sharing, Lee! I love inspiring other writers and illustrators; helping them get out there and get creative! Hugs from Australia!