GreatStorybook

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

 

How to Write a Chapter Book

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Format Essentials

Crafting a chapter book is harder than you might expect. Get the low-down on structure, language and pacing for a traditional chapter book and learn what it really takes to do it right.

WTHeck is a Chain Story?

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

A chain story is my personal favorite type of predictable story structure. Here’s what it is, with some great examples.

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.

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