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Story Sparkers: A Creativity Guide for Children's Writers
Authors will learn techniques for increasing their creativity, how to assess each idea's potential and which formats are best for their ideas.
Paperback, 216 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by Writer's Digest Books
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Written by the author's of the Bailey School Kids series among other books, Story Sparkers takes the aspiring children's book writer through every step from brainstorming to submitting for publication. While I did find this book helpful in that it inspired me to start writing again, there wasn't much about it to set it apart from other writing books. Also, I found the repetition of bits of advice and anecdotes (sometimes verbatim) from one chapter to the next discouraging in a book about writing ...more
Marcia Thornton Jones has published 131 books for children with sales totaling more than 43 million copies world-wide. Her works include CHAMP (mid-grade novel), RATFINK (mid-grade novel), GODZILLA ATE MY HOMEWORK (chapter book), THE TALE OF JACK FROST (picture book) and LEPRECHAUN ON THE LOOSE (picture book). She is the co-author of seven popular series including The Adventures of the Bailey Scho ...moreMore about Marcia Thornton Jones...