Here’s What’s (Probably) Wrong With Your Story… � The CBI Clubhouse – The Community for Children’s Book Writers
This is an excellent article on critiquing your own story, which we all know is a very difficult thing to do. Of course, every book starts with a bright and shining idea-story in your head, but to turn it into a truly bright and shining book, you need to stand back from the story that you’ve actually written, and look at it as dispassionately and ‘from the outside’ as you can. And then fix it…
Not easy, but this article gives you some hints.
Wendy Orr is a Canadian-born Australian writer. Her books for children and adults have been published in 27 countries and won awards around the world. Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea have also become feature films, starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island) and Bindi Irwin (Return to Nim’s Island.) Her latest book is Cuckoo’s Flight, a companion to the highly acclaimed Bronze Age novels Dragonfly Song and Swallow’s Dance. Read full bio