Story Writing for KidsWriting stories for children
how to get children to like to write tales
To show children how much pleasure it is to make a tale is the best way to make them as a group and make the tale as rude and amusing as possible (see above). Teacher and parent often persuade children by mistake that their tales must be useful or nice.
Nice, expressive tales are good to have. However, most of us enjoy reading - and reading - and reading. Children must have the liberty to create the kind of story they like to tell. However, just like someone who likes a piece of water melon, perhaps also a culinary menu, children who begin to make "stupid" tales may also find the passion to make profound and significant tales.
It can be profound, useful and also funny. When you say: "I don't think it's a good thing to do it. We sometimes have a dual standards and demand that children's children's books as well as tales are'more beautiful' than the things we make them see on TV.
Don't let children end the stories they type for FunYou, just let them rush along the storyline. When you want to be a professional writer, you will find out very quickly that a history must be made. Children's typing skills develop so quickly that they can't jump to the next stage of creative development with a new notion.
It makes the children think about their story: you can't just start writing the last piece without finding out where it starts, who the figures are and much more. The last part of a novel is often an outstanding written narrative a narrative is one of the most difficult genre to do well. And we are expecting children to do it!
Instead, ask for an opening sequence, a closing sequence and a'vignette': a drama or motion picture somewhere else in your film. Have your kids writing about what they want to talk about - it's great news, not to turn them into a young Shakespeare. Don't fret if it's a crummy tale!
However, the more adventurous a young author is, the more experimentation they will try. Children who write'nice' tales - a little like their newest favorite textbook and with little flutterflies on the edge - may just try to please their caring parent, not to heartfelt. It is often done by educators or educators or parents to make the whole thing better.
It sometimes makes the plot even more difficult by "overwriting" and biasing what was a clear, straightforward one. But, most of the time, when a child or an grown-up makes a tale, it's theirs. That won't tell them how to make a better history. It' will only diminish their trust; it will give them the feeling that there is a right and a bad way to make a history (There is none. Every great author will break the'rules' of writing.) It will make them think that typing is work, not enjoy.
It'?s actually a work. Obviously, but how many homes have stationery on the table? If a child wants to be a writer, now is the time! Find an item or a place in the font that you can pick out and annotate so they know you really took the trouble to see and recognize what they wrote.
When you really want to start typing, lend yourself a few titles about how the Aliens from Alpha Centauri Inventaded My Maths Class and Turned Me into a Maker and How You Can Be One Too, a novel designed to inspire children to writ. Assure them that every author has his own way of making up a tale.
Before I begin the real story making I sketch and think about my own story, i.e. I put words on the computer monitor (or better said, on the screen!). Other writers find it dull - they would rather just type and not know what happens next until they have it!
Or in other words, give the children help and assistance - but give them the freedom to do it their own way - or find out which way works for them. Children can do great things - but usually it's only ninety-eight percent. It is these unpredictable, dilettantish two percent that will almost certainly lead the publisher to refuse the product and let your kid down.
But on the other side, a child's history can be a great present for aunties, uncle and fond grand-parents - and a great souvenir that they can pass on to their own children in about twenty years. Some computer applications allow you to create a fairly professional-looking workbook. You can also seek guidance from one of the firms specialising in self-published accounts.
Under no circumstances should you ever publish your child's own textbook, then act as if it were edited by a publisher and that it is a "real writer". They are of course a true author - but a newcomer, a newcomer. Paid for your child's books and then call a press briefing on your ingenious descendants is a good way to break their trust, because over the years - and you can no longer buy them a bright HSC score, college education or careers - they will have the feeling that their lives will go down, not to the levels of brilliance that you have said.
Cause it makes you really great to have a great kid? An awesome kid will become an ingenious grown-up - if it is not moved so harshly and high, it will crash. However, when the books are published for the whole household, he will see how much it is appreciated, not only because it is great, but because he himself is dear.