The winner of last month's Where Do You Get Your Ideas? by Fred White is Courtney Rene.
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For July we have All the Answers by Kate Messner AND
Janice will also be joining us Sunday July 26 for a guest blog.
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More about this next week. But be sure to leave a comment to be eligible to win.
Now on to my self study for plotting a chapter book.
I've been reading Barbara Seuling's book on How to Write a Children's Book and Get it Published.
In Chapter Ten- Writing Early Chapter Books Ms Seuling suggests reading a chapter a book and then write a one sentence summary for each chapter. By doing this I discovered how a plot and subplot coincide.
Each chapter mentions both the plot and subplot even if it is only a sentence or short paragraph.
Since I'm interested in writing mysteries I chose Oh No, It's Robert by Barbara Seuling. In the first chapter, Robert wants something to go on his family's award shelf. We learn about how Robert is not good at anything.
In chapter three the mystery is revealed: Who's scribbling in the books.
This exercise showed me how to plant clues, red herrings and how many and tie it in with the main plot.
What are you working on?
What do you struggle with?
See you next week!