Child creative writing
takes you back.

Everyone has childhood memories that can be the inspiration for child creative writing. If you want to recall your memories to help get your writing started, or if you want to learn to write for children, you must take a look back at the youth you lived through, or the one you are living in at the moment.

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It is true that kids say the darndest things. There have been times when I think back on something I once said and wonder why I ever believed myself when I heard it come out of my mouth. Once, when I was only about three years old, I was standing on my grandparents' porch, and I saw a bug flying around. I called it a "fy" because I thought it was a fly, but it was a bee, and my grandfather quickly ushered me into the house to avoid it. I also once called lotion "lefo" for a reason unbeknownst to me. It was just what I thought it was called. These are the stories that can make for engaging child creative writing, if you learn to write them in appropriate ways that gain attention from your readers and provide the necessary emotional impact.

Parents tend to be thrilled when their child says his or her first word. There was an episode of friends where Emma (Ross' and Rachel's daughter) said what Rachel believed to be her first word. After Emma says "gleba," Rachel is ecstatic, and goes to Ross, looking for more excitement and energy to issue out of him at their daughter's first word. Ross tries to impress on Rachel that "gleba" is not actually a word, but Rachel is insistent that it is. When she goes to look it up, she finds that it means, "the sporogenous tissue forming the central part of the sporophore in certain fungi, as in puffballs and stinkhorns," prompting Ross to come to the conclusion that Emma is going to grow up to be a scientist, just like Ross.

Do not take words for granted. Do not believe that words and phrases do not exist merely because you have never heard them before. Look up words, find their meanings, understand their context, and find ways to use them to make both kids and adults find them worthwhile. Child creative writing is a must when you find

words such as these. Children thrive on writing that makes ideas simpler to understand, but allows them to use their imaginations to roam in worlds unknown to them were it not for the written word.

Try some creative child writing. Listen to children as they pass you on the street, or even in their parents' shopping carts at the grocery store. What are they asking for? What do they want? How do they express their interest or apathy in something? How do they interact with their parents?

Body language also is a big deal in child writing. Not only do kids say the darndest things, but they do the darndest things. They jump up and down and dance around when they have to use the bathroom. They whine and make angry faces when you change the channel on the television from their favorite cartoon. They hold their parents' hands as they cross the street and make sure to look both ways as they were taught. Do you see children doing these things? If they are not doing these things, what are they doing? What makes them unique? What makes them the same as everyone else? Child creative writing depends on finding out all the most relevant, interesting, dynamic facts about children and transforming them into writing that they can identify with and understand at a more advanced level. Child Creative Writing If you write about rocket science, who do you expect to read your work? Rocket scientists, of course. If you write a story about the perils of climbing Mount Everest, you expect adventuresome, daring people to read it, at least for the most part. If you write about the composition of a musical, you expect aspiring musical artists and composers to take heed of what you say. So, how do you get children's attention through writing? You write about what they are interested in and go from there.

Children are all across the board with their likes and dislikes. There is no general formula for how to get through to them with your writing. Some may be interested in books on rocket science, others in daring feats, and others in how music is written. Choose the topics that most interested you as a child and see how they fit into childhood nowadays. Do a bit of creative writing research to get started with your writing, so you can fully grasp the intricacies of childhood nowadays and transform your child creative writing into something that everyone will have a desire to read - kids and adults alike.


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