Category Archives: books for girls

Random thoughts on getting started with story: have a character find something unusual in an unexpected place.

For example: Two seven-year-old boys discover a strange looking bottle in the school sandpit. When one of them wipes it on his shirt to clean it a genie appears in the middle of the schoolyard. (chapter book) When twin eggs … Continue reading

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Random thoughts on getting started with story: create a character with a secret and have someone discover it

For example: A lonely boy befriends a stray dog but his parents won’t let him have pets. He hides the dog in his room, taking him out for walks when his parents aren’t around. However, his parents discover his secret … Continue reading

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Random thoughts on getting started with story: create a fun event and then trash it

For example: set up a family enjoying a picnic that is destroyed by a runaway zombie (horror/humour) establish a group of friends holidaying at the beach when surprised by a tsunami (adventure) a dating couple about to kiss at a … Continue reading

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