daily play – writing for children

Good morning! It’s a beautiful gray out of doors today in Memphis, and sadly, despite the rains having come and gone, I am sitting inside rather than enjoying this lovely weather. Of course, one reason for that is the pleasure of your company and the announcement of this weeks challenge which comes to us courtesy of Madeleine L’Engle who took it from Leonard Ehrlich, a professor in her college. So, get ready!

This challenge is a series of two assignments.

  1. Write an incident from your childhood or adolescence which is important to you. “Write in first person. Nothing cosmic, just an incident. And do not write this for children. Repeat: do not write this for children. Write it for yourselves. Write it for each other.” (note the context for this was often a workshop for writing children’s books)
  2. “Rewrite this story, this time in the third person, and from the point of view of someone else in it.”

So there you have it. Now, go forth, write and have fun!


About Kirk

I enjoy life and have been blessed with many different experiences. An eye for the underlying truths that surround me accompanies a growing faith in Christ and God that informs my world and reveals small miracles and beauty surrounding me every day. This is the major reason I felt led to start Dance of 2 Companies - a dance studio where I can share all the little amazing things God's taught me through life as a dancer - about myself, about others, about marriage... and most importantly, about Him.
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