Kid’s chapter books: Be creative

Imagine that you want to write amazing kid’s chapter books, but you’ve tried many topics. Nothing seems to fit. You’re getting discouraged, thinking you’ll never find the perfect subject for your books. What should you do? Be creative by thinking about something unusual. Have you heard about Julia Reidhead? She was excited about attending her Senior Prom with her boyfriend. She searched for dresses everywhere. Nothing seemed perfect for her. She said the dresses “just weren’t me.” Would she have to give up her dream of looking fantastic at her prom? Just when she was feeling most discouraged, she and her mom made an entirely new plan. Julia set out to customize  her own dress! She and her mom found a wedding dress for the modest price of $40.  and began the transformation. What was Julia’s plan? She planned to paint her favorite scene on  her gown. It was her variation of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.” What gave Julia confidence to even tackle such a project? She said, “I’ve painted on other  stuff before, like shoes so that gave me confidence that I could paint on a dress.” What was her first step? Julia sketched the scene she envisioned on the dress in pencil. Then she tested acrylic paints on a scrap piece of cloth to make sure it looked exactly right. Julia never rushed through the process. In fact, it took her over 40 hours of painting to finish her creation! She was still working on drying it when it was nearly time for the prom! Julia must have been so proud of her hard work and dedication.

Now that you’ve read Julia’s incredible story, are you inspired to craft outstanding kid’s chapter books?  As an author of 4 kid’s chapter books, one of my goals is to inspire children to do their best. it’s an important message that all children need to hear. If you’re looking for entertaining, heartwarming, amusing kid’s chapter books please check out  Charlene the Star, and Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes.  Charlene the Star and her friends come up with some really creative ideas. For example, Charlene is expected to become a famous racehorse. But she has other ideas. She has to show her trainers she wants to do something else. In the sequel, Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes, the animals find an exciting new career. Your child will love these humorous kid’s chapter books.

copyright 2014 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

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  1. I read about a girl who spent $40 on burlap and then a top designer took it from there. It turned out nice, but this is gorgeous in comparison! What an inventive young woman!

    • She certainly is, Jennifer! it’s amazing she thought of that and her dress is beautiful. She is gifted and she used those talents to help make her day memorable. She’s to be admired for sure. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. Wishing you a great day.

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