I am often asked what is the best formula to write a book. Some folks seem to think it's like following a recipe in cooking, put in the ingredients, mix together, stir and voila! If they can just follow the steps, they will be a published writer.
Hmm, it's not that easy, in fact it is rather hard. However, there is a method for writing children's books, just one proven method that works. It is called the BIC method of writing.
For those who don't know, the BIC method is an acronym. The letters stand for Butt In Chair.
Yep, that unfortunately is the only known formula. Sit in your chair, put in the time, and do the work.
Kind of like other professions, isn't it? I suppose that since stories can sometimes create a sort of magic, writing one seems like it should be magical too.
On several occasions people have told me that they have written a children's book. They tap their temple with their forefinger and say, "It's all right here."
When the story is in your head, that is called thinking. To write a story, you do have to actually write it down.
Thanks for listening. Now it's time for me to put my own butt in my chair, and get to work.