Sunday, October 16, 2011

Take A Word Challenge - Childhood


The words are from a children's story I wrote a while ago. I sent it to a few publishers, but didn't get any bites on it. I've always loved stories written for children. Maybe one day I'll get enough gumption to send the stories I've written out again. I guess rejection letters are better than no letters at all!

16 comments:

  1. You are too funny, Bill. Laughing here. I guess I can put yours on my wall, since I have two sons...lol.
    This is excellent. I advise you to re-send...by now they should all have new staff members that know a good thing when they read it. Good luck!

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  2. I so agree, Bill, keep sending them, this is wonderful :)

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  3. Childhood dreams - perfect, Bill and I hope your dreams of getting your book published come true!

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  4. Wonderful take on the challenge, love this.

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  5. That's so cool Bill... Haveing written childrens' stories is so impressive - do try again! Children can never have enough stories, I feel. =)

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  6. This is really excellent Bill. beautiful your story to the cildren. I hope YOUR dream about publishing your book will coming true!!
    Lovely greet Marja

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  7. Perhaps if you illustrate it like this you will get an acceptance letter! BTW I quite agree on keeping our childhood imaginations going.

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  8. A wonderful page! Keep dreaming dear Bill and keep sending your stories in! xx

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  9. Hello Bill!
    The only man! :)

    Your words are super!
    Stand up and fight for them!

    Thanks for sharing your dreams with us. I wish you the best!

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  10. i love how this boy is dug so deep in this book...

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  11. I love your poem, Bill, and the touch of magenta is a winner---as is the story. Keep trying! I'm told writers have to get used to rejection and just persevere.

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  12. Bill, this is a fantastic entry to "childhood". I was such a reader as a child. Like you, I could visit China, India, or Normandy and never leave home. Your poem is wonderful. I'd try again to see if you can't get your stories published. A new bunch of editors might take a better look. PS. sorry you lost your pix in a flood. that's awful.

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  13. Well, what do THEY know???? I loved it.

    AND, I really liked how you took cartoons and real photos and incooporated them into this really charming piece.

    As June said, don't give up. Keep sending your stories to them.

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  14. Keep on trying, Bill. Don't give up. Maybe you could do all its pages like this one and try again because this is so special!

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  15. I love this, Bill! the collage is cool, and I want to read more of the story--out LOUD, because I love the way it sounds!

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  16. Keep trying, Bill. I am sometimes appalled for what passes as a children's book because many are boring and not aimed at appropriate age groups. I find that I have to change the stories as I go along because some adult writers don't even try to get inside the head of a four-year-old.
    I love your childhood piece!!

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