Why I Didn’t Follow the Rules – Guest Post by, Cynthia Reyes… – From The Story Reading Ape Blog


It’s an oft-accepted rule for children’s stories: the main character (often the child), should be the one to solve the problem.

I didn’t follow that rule.

In writing Myrtle the Purple Turtle, I didn’t think “the child” — Myrtle — should be responsible for solving the problem. In real life, a child who is taunted and rejected has no quick answers, and often no apparent weapons to fight back.

So what did I do instead?

via Why I Didn’t Follow the Rules – Guest Post by, Cynthia Reyes…

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