Back to School and What?
Posted by lindamartinandersen on August 18, 2015
“Back to School and What?” by Linda Martin Andersen
While reading the newspaper, I couldn’t help but notice all the Back to School ads. Then as I brushed the ads to the side, I noticed an article about the Halloween store soon to reopen. What? I had never thought of a connection between back to school and Halloween before.
Combining things that aren’t usually associated together can create an interesting story. Tara Lazar’s recent blog post speaks of this tactic: http://taralazar.com/2015/07/23/two-winners-plus-a-hot-video/
I Thought This Was a Bear Book by Tara Lazar is a result of connecting things not usually associated together. The story is about an alien who falls into the wrong book, a book about The Three Bears and Goldilocks. Learn more at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdviyeWbzWI
For more about Tara’s books check here: http://taralazar.com/taras-books/
Back to the Halloween reference–I saw a post of creative door decorations on Facebook that reminded someone of Tara Lazar’s book Monstore. I thought I’d include it here as well. http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/family/galleries/35015/monster-doors
I hope you’ll be on the lookout for things that don’t normally go together that can be joined in a fun way. I have a couple of Back to School and Halloween connections brewing. Hopefully, one day they’ll be published books and I can say, “Tara Lazar inspired me.” I certainly hope so.
I’d like to give a shout out for Tara Lazar and all she shares with writers. Thank you very much, Tara!
I look forward to hearing about fun combinations you have formed in writing stories or other comments you’d like to share. Thanks for visiting. Come again soon and bring a friend. Please remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them. Thank you!
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