GreatStorybook

Actionable Information and Creative Inspiration for Writers and Illustrators. From Baby Books to YA Novels.

 

WTHeck is a Familiar Sequence Book?

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Story Types

What exactly is a Familiar Sequence Book and why would you want to write one? Here’s the scoop on what this story form is, what it isn’t, and why they’re loved by kids and teachers alike.

The Stonecutter

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Great Old Stories

The Stonecutter is an old folktale you might update, adapt and illustrate. This is a Chain Story, a.k.a. Circular Story, with a powerful message. It’s one of my favorites, but seriously needs an update.

The Fisherman and His Wife

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Great Old Stories

The Fisherman and His Wife is an old folktale you might update, adapt and illustrate. This is a Chain Story, a.k.a. Circular Story, with a powerful message.

How to Really Write Every Day

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Writer's Block

If you can’t find the time to write, here’s my best fix for that. Find out how to write every single day no matter how crazy your schedule.

Why Powells Bookshops Are Awesome

This entry is part 12 of 14 in the series Community

Powells is MUCH more than one of the largest indie bookshop chains. Get the scoop on how and why Powells is important to YOU, even if you don’t live in Portland.

Types of Books with Pictures

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Story Types

What is the difference between an illustrated book, a comic book, a wimmelbook and a graphic novel? Here is a list of the different types of books with pictures – and what distinguishes one from all the others.

Women’s Day Inspiration

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Creative Exercises

It’s important to pay attention and get inspiration from what’s happening around us. Observation and perception is what makes us writers. Here’s a creative writing exercise that honors International Women’s Day.

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