Write Bedtime Stories with Mentor Texts
Do you want to write bedtime stories as picture books?
Storyteller Academy student Nadia Salomon studied bedtime stories when she was writing Goodnight Ganesha, and she has some insights to share with you in the following video.
Mentor Texts Nadia Used
When writing Goodnight Ganesha, Nadia used several mentor texts.
Have you found any mentor texts for your bedtime story? Notice that Nadia looked for similar story elements to study how a variety of authors had executed the same kind of story.
How Are Bedtime Stories Used?
Looking at the different ways bedtime stories are used can help you figure out your own story. Nadia shared numerous examples in her video.
I love how Nadia broke down three more successful bedtime stories to show you why they worked so well, and I encourage you to do this with your own mentor texts. If you need more information on how to do a Master Study, I outlined the process in another blog post.
We hope this video and post were helpful for all of you writing your own stories!
Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, will publish Nadia's and Poonam Mistry‘s Goodnight Ganesha on August 31st. Share something you learned from Nadia in the comments to enter. This giveaway will close on August 31st at midnight, PDT. You can share this post on social media for extra entries. Just post a link (or let me know) in a comment below.
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