Hey, Everyone! Today is the perfect day for us!
Do you know why?
Because April 21st is Kindergarten Day!
And I think pretty everyone here reads and/or writes for 5 year olds 😊
I think we should all challenge ourselves to write a story today – suitable for reading in kindergarten!
Need a topic?
Let me rummage around and randomly pick something. . .
Tomorrow is Earth Day, so maybe let’s write stories that celebrate our earth, or show how important it is to take care of it! Play with POV! Maybe write from the perspective of an apple tree, a crocus, or an inch worm…!😊
First we shall fuel our creativity with Something Chocolate. Never let it be said that I don’t provide breakfast! It’s the most important meal of the day, especially when it includes chocolate 😊
Chocolate Croissant Breakfast Bake
Mmm mmm good! Buttery, flaky croissant and chocolate – what’s not to love? 😊
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Angela who says, “I’m an aspiring children’s writer and mum to four, living in London. Up to now, I’ve written 4 complete Picture Book Manuscripts and I’m currently querying Literary Agents for representation. I’ve had a handful of my short stories published by Keys For Kids Ministries, a US quarterly devotional.
I’m on Facebook (Angela Jelf) and my twitter handle is @angietange.”
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Buddy And The Blue Crew
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 3-8)
The Pitch: On Buddy’s first day at school, all he really wants to do is blend in. But the problem is, he’s the only kid in school with bright, blue feet! When Buddy meets Bill, a friend with an even crazier feature, will Buddy finally come up with a way to convince the other children, and ultimately himself, that there’s so much more to him than first meets the eye?
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
If your answer is YES, please feel free to tell us what you particularly liked and why the pitch piqued your interest. If your answer is MAYBE or NO, please feel free to tell us what you think could be better in the spirit of helping Angela improve her pitch. Helpful examples of possible alternate wordings are welcome. (However I must ask that comments be constructive and respectful. I reserve the right not to publish comments that are mean because that is not what this is about.)
Please send YOUR pitches for the coming weeks! For rules and where to submit, click on this link Would You Read It or on Would You Read it in the dropdown under For Writers in the bar above. There is an opening next week! as well as openings in May, so you could get your pitch up very soon for helpful feedback and a chance to have it read and commented on by editor Erin Molta!
Angela is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to my dad’s birthday tomorrow! I still have to decide what kind of cake to bake!
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 😊