Art Writing

Writing for Children

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m a bit obsessed with my new children’s series ATM. I’m writing under the alias Rosie O’Grady…just to keep them distinct from my other writing.

I am going to have a page for Rosie on this site Per Rose Oddly, or do you think I should have an entirely new blog for her as well as Percy? What do you do?

My first book, Uh Oh! Nana Rose, is one of a set of five in The Uh Oh Series – for 5 – 9 y.o.

Guess what it’s about…

It is certainly different than writing for adults, quite a challenge. I probably should not spread myself so thin, but once an idea takes hold I follow it until I complete it or get bored and move onto the next shiny thing. Sigh!

My beta readers seem to like it, as do their children and grand children. “You have a winner!”… “I read your story to my grandchildren. They absolutely loved it…They want to know more…”

I’ve already designed the covers. and most of the five are done so will be publishing soon…ish.I am not a good illustrator so decided to do the illustrations as though I’m a kid, you know – stick figures.

Like this…

I think it’s a good idea and some other children’s writers do as well, but I’ve also had some negative feedback. However, I’m a stubborn ass, and will stick to my guns… for now.

If you are interested in trying your hand at writing for children, may I suggest you look up Matt B. Lewis, and do his courses here and here. He has been writing and illustrating for years. You’re sure to love his work as much as I do.

Do you write in other genre? Which ones?

Ciao for now…

By rosepoetartist

aka Percy Rose

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