kid lit nanowrimo discussion and support



  • @xin-li I agree, thanks Braden. It’s shaken me right out of my box, I need to do more of this.



  • @arent-draper

    I’m so sorry to hear about them fires. They look far worse than anything we get in Scotland.
    When you’re ready, I’d be keen to do this again with you all.



  • PROMPT 9 My computer just said, “No”.

    Synopsis (is that the right word?)
    Computer was given as a gift many years back. It’s now old and works far slower. Older boy decides to throw it out. Insert PROMPT. All these years, the computer has been learning from the boy who has now grown up, when he says yes and when he says no.

    Story Snippet
    I was in the process of shutting everything down when my screen went black. I had thought I was successful, I thought wrong. The screen was black but then appeared the words, NO. So I thought it odd but I unplugged the computer and the screen went black again. I went to open my bedroom door and shouted down the stairs, “Dad I have turned off the computer and unplugged; it is ready to be thrown out.” Then I heard it, my computer said, "No”. Well, I heard No, but the voice was not my dad’s. It was mine. But I did not say it. I turned back and walked over to my computer.



  • I thought I will do a short summary on my experience from the last 3 days:


    I wrote down a good idea on Day8. I might work on that one later. I like where the story is going and what it was about.


    The one from day 9 was odd. It does not belong in children's book world, I think. But I thought it was fun to share it here, especially for parents who are experencing a lot of "No"s from their toddlers:
    Day 9: My computer just said 'NO'...
    There was a dialog window on my screen. But unlike the normal dialog window. There was no “Ok” “Cancel” buttons on them, but only “No”.
    I knew exactly what was happening. My toddler daughter Emma has infected my computer with her “No” virus.
    First it was her stuffed animal Mousy, then it was our old piano, now my computer????


    Day 10, was a non-sense blurb. But I am glad I wrote down something.


    Happy writing everyone 🙂



  • @xin-li Nice work!

    I've been slowing down a little, but making sure to at least complete a synopsis. I'm liking most of what I'm writing (but then, they're my prompts, lol)

    I've been trying to make sure that I have a kind of 'twist' for the final page. Something (a joke, a 'not all's actually well') to replace the 'happily ever after'.


  • SVS OG

    I probably will be sporadic now fi I do any. Busy, leaving town, etc. Keep up teh good work though. I'll see if I can squeeze anything in.



  • @Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen It's alllll good! I'm starting to slow down myself 🙂



  • @Braden-Hallett Galoshes Galore??? I had to google to find out what does it mean😀 😀 😀

    I am not sure if I get it completely. But then if I misinterprete the prompt, it will just be fun.



  • I had to google what galoshes were, they're wellies! :smiling_face_with_open_mouth_closed_eyes:



  • @xin-li Myriad boots! 😃



  • @Braden-Hallett Bundles of Boots? Rainboot Ruckus?



  • @Braden-Hallett I had to pull back from doing complete stories as well.

    I have about 1 that is complete, 7 that are 75% done, and 5 synopses.

    And having read them to my boys I got to say, POOP jokes for the win!



  • @theprairiefox what age are your boys? My toddler is also into poop jokes right now, I wonder when are they done with that, if ever?



  • @xin-li mine are 9,11, and 13.

    And I don't think they ever outgrow poop jokes! I know I haven't.

    My wife just shakes her head at us...



  • My niece is 2. She is a connoisseur of the toilet buffet. There's just something primal about poop that most kids are fascinated with 🙂


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