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A Tale of Two Ideas – Tale Two

By Janice Alonso

Embolden Your Writer with a Plan – Article 8

Idea time – “Homelessness Mat-ters” grew from the same idea in column seven. When I revisited the idea, I decided to write a children’s story with an environmental slant.

Research time – I used the same mat/homelessness facts and spent my time researching children’s markets, paying attention to themes, length restrictions, and the reading audiences’ ages. Since the piece was fiction, I needed a message, characters, setting, and a plot.

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