Wednesday, January 19, 2011
My Next Writing Project
The concept for the story is in lieu of the rise in bullying at our schools. For some reason children seem to be lacking a sense of individuality and the tolerance for a person's right to be different. Without these morals ingrained in our children's every day lives, they can't grow up to be become teenagers and adults who are respectful of other people and of other people's decisions. It's important for a child to know early on that uniqueness is far more superior to being "just like everyone else" and to appreciate another's uniqueness. This will be the underlying moral of my story.
But, since children can comprehend morals more adequately when put in a story they can relate to, Abigail's Adventure in Strangeland will be about a young girl who discovers a world that is being dominated by an evil queen who wants everyone in her world to be exactly the same. What was once a "strange" world is now a plain world. None of its residents are allowed to stray from the path or assert their individuality. Abigail, with help from some friends along the way, must find a way to defeat the evil queen and give the people of Strangeland back their uniqueness in themselves and of their world.
Stay tuned for progress reports of how the story is coming along. Cross your fingers that my sister and I can get this done by February 26th!