One rainy summer day, my daughters (8 and 9 years old at the time) were looking for something to do that didn’t involve getting wet. So I gave my girls a story prompt and challenged them to write a story in 30 minutes. They enjoyed it so much that asked for another. I gave them another, and they wrote that one too.
By the time my girls asked for a third prompt (very demanding my daughters), the idea for for my first children’s book had formed. That book – Unleash Your Creative Monster – is a fun, and interactive guide to writing great stories. And I hope it will inspire you as much as my little monsters inspired me.
You can learn more about ‘Unleash Your Creative Monster‘ below.
Since then, I have written a novel for children called ‘Believe‘ (a genie, a dog, a girl and a mystery), and another about a time traveller called ‘Bob (zombies, punk rock, and banana bread). Those books won’t be out for a while, but I’ll post updates here or on my social media when I have some news.
Be sure to check out my 10 story prompts, 10 tips, and 10 great book recommendations. Follow the links in the menu above.
Unleash Your Creative Monster
Do you want to sharpen your story skills, add bite to your writing and give your creativity claws? Then you’ve come to the right place.
This book contains essential tips for storytellers, the secret weapons of successful authors, and over 50 prompts and exercises to inspire you and your Creative Monster.
Learn about: building characters, designing plot, writing dialogue, using the senses, creating drama and finding ideas. Unleash Your Creative Monster is packed with ideas, tips, tricks, a mad cast of monsters and tons of wonderful illustrations.
“Intelligent, Informative, Inspiring, Accessible, and Lots of Fun.” —David Almond, bestselling author of Skellig