Writing for Children and Exploring their world
Writing for children is so rewarding especially when children sparkle with excitement after reading a book. I love watching their faces. The other day my 9 year old granddaughter just made my day. She was reading a book about Bethany, the girl who lost her arm to a shark. Kylie is reading this and was so excited to tell me that I need to read it too. "Grandma, it is a book you would love because it has stuff about God after every chapter. First there is the story and then there is the God stuff, it is really cool."
I was not only humbled that she thought she and I would enjoy the same book, I was thrilled that somehow in life I have influenced her enough that she knows how important God is to me. That is awesome.
As writers we must always keep in mind how our words influence the minds of children. Whether we become award winning in our field or simply write for a hobby, our words will touch those who read them.
It makes me wonder if those who wrote the Bible and documented our history knew then how those words would influence readers today. How have those words of the Bible influenced you?
Terri Forehand RN Writing for children and adults
I have a blog where I review books for children. Carla's Cloud Catastrophe is a funny and imaginative book for children ages 4-8. Carla is missing her birthday party because the clouds are falling from the sky into the town where she lives. Can you imagine if that reallly happened on your birthday? What would you do? It seems silly but oh what fun stomping through the clouds might be.
If mom or dad wants to read more about this fun book by children's author Beth Bence Reinke one click on the link will take them right to it.
My Favorite Part of a New School Year
My favorite part of starting a new school year or a new writing project is gathering my supplies. I love notepads, sticky notes, fun pens, and goofy paper to write my stories. What is your favorite part of starting a new school year? Is it the new teacher, making new friends, being in a new grade, or learning new things? If you really don't like school, is there one thing you can try this year to make it better? Write and let me know how your new school year is going? I would love to hear about it.