When we write, we influence people, especially when the writing is fiction and readers are looking for entertainment, not attitudes or other subjective content. This is especially true with children. As writers, we have to consider the subtle cultural messages we are reinforcing with our tales. We have unusual opportunities and it is our responsibility to at least think about what we are saying. Sometimes when we do, we don’t even agree with ourselves!
Tag Archives: characters
The Same But Different: Writing For Children’s Series | SCBWI Metro NY News
Challenges of writing the second book in a series.
The Same But Different: Writing For Children’s Series | SCBWI Metro NY News.
Sidekicks: Why Stories Need Them
If you think about your favorite stories. you will probably notice that the hero or heroine has friends. Where would Don Quixote have been without Sancho Panza, or Dorothy without her three adorable companions? Here’s a great article about sidekicks .
Naming Your Characters
Here’s a fascinating little blog post. It was written for new parents, but it’s great for writers, too! Make sure your character’s name says something about him (or her).
Children’s Book Names: From Aidan to Zoe – Nameberry – Baby Name BlogBaby Name Blog – Nameberry.
Redefining Characters from Fairy Tales for Today’s Children
Find out about the place of archetypal characters in contemporary stories for children in this brief, but informative post.
Simon Rose – Author Writer Presenter www.simon-rose.com: Magic in Stories for Children: Part Two – Characters from Fairy Tales.
Grab Readers with Great Character Names
Character names can make or break your book. Click on the link below for help.
What’s in a name? Character name that is. – Tanja Bauerle | Tanja Bauerle.
QueryTracker Blog: Villains: The Guys You Love To Hate
If your story had been called “slight” or you have writer’s block, take a good hard look at the opposition you have set up for your main character. Villains are important. If your character wants something, and nobody stands in his way, where’s the story? The more powerful the opposition, the better the tale. For more information about this vital element in your story, read today’s article from the Query Tracker blog.
How to Pick Character Names: The 7 Rules of Choosing Names for Fictional Characters | WritersDigest.com
How to Pick Character Names: The 7 Rules of Choosing Names for Fictional Characters | WritersDigest.com.
Here’s another very useful article for writers. It’s amazing how much information a name can carry.