Living with a children's author isn't as easy as it looks!

Getting Started Day 2


I love looking around. When I’m outside, I can stand there and stare at the air for HOURS! But just when it’s getting good, Mom says, “COME ON! We’re not out here sightseeing!”  ….Really?

If you want to write stories, though, looking around is critical. That’s where the ideas are. People-watching, kid-listening, and looking-at-life-like-a-writer will help you to always have an idea and another idea and another idea…. Keep a notebook or make a list on your phone, of things you might, maybe, some time, some place, may possibly want to write about. Include fun settings, strange characters, bits of catchy dialogue, weird situations, and unusual names.

Comments on: "Getting Started Day 2" (8)

  1. I’m loving this series of writing tips – thanks Cupcake! x

  2. Cupcake, I hope you enjoyed your stroll in the park and hopefully you got a lot of ideas for your Momma!

  3. Great advice, Cupcake! You are one smart cookie… er… cupcake 🙂

  4. Cupcake, is your person teaching you to write? My person helps me write all the time.

    • Mom helps me write, Bongo. It’s NOT because I’m not smart enough, …it’s the paws. They are bad at typing! I’m sure you have found this out, as well.

      Love and licks,

  5. Hi Cupcake, tall person has returned from his trip to London and we are catching up with the blogs we follow. You are right – there is inspiration everywhere. You only have to look and listen and feel.

  6. […] stories usually take place during the daytime. That is part of what is called setting. It sounds like […]

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