Wednesday, February 21, 2007
It's amazing how much a small change here and there can actually end up effecting a story in a big way. I decided to change the human characters in my picture book manuscript into polar bears, and it really opened up story telling and comedic opportunities for me.
Did you know that the Disney movie, "Robin Hood" was originally about human characters? All of the charm would have vanished if they had gone that direction. Maybe it would have worked, but not in the same way I don't think.
I also picked up Writing Children's Books For Dummies from Barnes and Noble today. Any extra info never hurts, and even though I've been an illustrator and even sent out a story here and there (hardly ever, admittedly) the writing side of things is just as complicated and very different. I'm continuing to charge through though, no matter what.