Young authors, tap into your creativity and write your own book at our Chicago Children’s Book Writing Month events in December. Inspired by NaNoWriMo, we call it ChiChiBoWriMo (pronounced shy-chee-bo-rye-mow).
Do you have a book in your head that you want to put on paper? Is it a children’s novel, an illustrated poetry book, an informational book on your favorite topic or maybe even a comic book? Make it happen this month!
Need some inspiration? Try these prompts to get started, and check out our recommended reads to get your imagination going.
- Write about how you’ve been able to keep in touch with your friends and family without being able to visit them in person.
- Imagine that you discover something that could change the world, what is it and what impact could it have on our lives?
- Pretend you are all grown up and telling someone about life in the year 2020. How would you tell that story?
- Create a story told entirely in dialogue. Who are the characters and what are they saying to each other
- Ask a friend to draw a picture that you can write a story about.
- Write about your family's favorite traditions.
- Think of as many rhyming word pairs as you can in five minutes and use them to write a poem.
- Take a story you already know and add a new twist to it.
- Tell a story without any words, just pictures and drawings.
- What would your life be like if you lived in the past? The future?
- Write a biography about someone important in your life.