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Create great preteen storylines! These are our best fantasies, adventures, mysteries and storytelling and more, from research on what pre-teens (8 to 12 years) like to do. Discover mysteries that will help you put your storyline on the bestseller combo! The Pretens are struggling with educational and relational problems, but also with home and academic problems.
You have a strong sense of familial conflict, parental separation, brother/ sister competition, group coercion and the need for (and sometimes unwillingness ) consent and acceptation from your peers. 2. The Moves Make the Man (about education and friendship) by Bruce Brooks; and Just Don't Make a Scene, Mum!
Storytelling about the hot families lives, domestic animals, good buddies and schooldays give the children a feeling of safety and comforts. With lots of fun and humour and a hint of adventures or mysteries, you'll have an irresistibly compelling reading. Several bestsellers of pre-teen novels are in this section; for example, The Baby-sitters Club Serie by Ann Martin; Meet the Austins and installments of Madeleine L'Engle; Meet the Austins and installments of Madeleine L'Engle; Sideway' Theories from Wayside and installments of Louis Sachar; Little Women by Louisa May Alcott; Anne of Green Gables and installments of LM Montgomery; and Little House on the Prairie and installments of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Imaginary tales help to pretenens flee into an exiting realm of adventures and derring-do; a realm in which the young protagonist(s) are in charge and often receive magic forces to right injustice, vanquish the bad and make the real difference. Imaginary tales must be action-packed and fast-paced. Humour can help.
Wrinkle in Time and episodes of Madeleine L'Engle; The Book of Three, The Black Cauldron and episodes of Lloyd Alexander; The Indian in theupboard and episodes of Lynne Reid Banks; and The Chronicles of Narnia episodes of CS Lewis: Mysteries, detectives and thrillers have a large and faithful fan base among the pretenders.
Bestsellers in these categories are the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys ranges (by various writers under the pen names Carolyn Keene and Franklin Dixon) and the Encyclopedia Brown range by Donald Sobol. Prateens search for surviving epic tales in which they can participate in the young protagonists' experiences and missions.
The pre-teen reader wants to be identified with the hero(s), so your character (s) must come to life as true humans with strong and weak points, they must evolve and develop throughout the course of the storyline, and they must have reached some degree of maturity by the end of the game. Favourite de Gary Paulsen ; The Cay von Theodore Taylor ; Island of the Blue Dolphins von Scott O'Dell ; Surprise Island von Gertrude Warner ; Julie of the Wolves und My Side of the Mountain von Jean Craighead George.
Add humour to your story - wit, fun character, fun events. The Phantom Toll Booth by Norton Juster; The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Katling; Chocolate Fever by Robert K Smith; The Great Brain by John Fitzgerald; Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey; Pippi Longstocking Serie by Astrid Lindgren; and the Amelia Bedelia Serie by Peggy Parish.
Pretens must know their own value and meaning in God's pattern of things. Writing with warmness, comprehension and humour. Thoughts on how to type tales that please pre-teens go to how to type tales kids and teens want to lip-sync.
Elderly Writers? Goto Exciting stories for early teenbook. You can find step-by-step instructions for creating stories under How to create a book: Storylist Tips That Work!