Learn more about what it’s like to be a writer with author Kelly Jones!
Each week, Kelly will email young writers and share:
- a question from a young writer or reader — and her answer!
- a “weekly writing what-if” — a prompt that could inspire a story, an illustration, or an interesting conversation!
This free resource is the kind of peek behind the scenes that Kelly wishes she had when she was starting out. Please share it with the young writers you know!
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Find out what she’s shared before:
How do you make a story that’s too long shorter? (Part 2 of 3)
How do you make a story that’s too long shorter? (Part 1 of 3)
Have you ever eaten sauerkraut?
Are you a “pantser” or a “plotter”?
Is it hard to write a funny book?
What else do you like to do other than write about chickens?
Why did you write your book in letters?
How do you describe something that doesn’t actually exist?
What do you do when you get bored with a story that you’re writing?
What do you do when you get a new idea — but you’re already writing a different story?
Did you tell your illustrator what to draw, or did she choose herself?
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What about clichés? How can you use them in stories?
Can you hide stuff from readers?