A Beginning Reader for St. Patrick’s Day

I’ve been practicing creating picture books. I’m an artist, but I haven’t done illustrations before. My first effort went live just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s called “A Pot of Gold” and it’s for the earliest readers.

Most early readers are created in-house, so publishers and agents aren’t interested in them. Kids love them, though, and there aren’t many St. Patrick’s Day books, so I decided to do the illustrations and post it to Kindle.

I learned so much in the process. I am now a master of the pen tool in Photoshop. I’ve also learned how to use Perspective Warp and Object Select.

I found out what the formats mean on Kindle and discovered free Google Fonts.

If you have a young reader in your house, take a look at “A Pot of Gold.”


On Prologues

Here’s a great blog post about prologues in novels. It provides an interesting and balanced view.

When I was a kid I skipped prologues. I wanted to get to the story. (I still do.) All readers are different, though. Some people love them.

Where to Begin? When, Where and How to Write a Prologue.

PiBoIdMo Day 5: Just Keep Running Like James Burks « Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

Even if you are not doing any of the challenges this November, you can take a giant step toward completing a current project by reading some of the blogs, following Facebook pages, or downloading resources. Today’s post on Tara Lazar’s blog is from James Burks, a graphic novelist, but is not about writing, at least not directly. It is about becoming a runner. It’s a quick read and worth it. The link below will take you there.

PiBoIdMo Day 5: Just Keep Running Like James Burks « Writing for Kids (While Raising Them).