Platos y Planetas
Estrellas y Tazas
This is just the beginning…
I look online to learn how to say the planets in Spanish. It’s wonderful because I was able to listen to the correct pronunciation of each word. And then I listened to my own voice-what sound did Venus (Venuuuuss) have?
The online recording sounds like she saying ven which means come here or come with me… so I play with that image…
That’s the love: the artsy process of forming a poem story.
Now, how do we do that for Children’s voice? or how do we listen for the Children’s voice in the idea…
I think it’s basically the same but you put yourself in the shoes of the child. What does the child want to do with Venus? How do they see Venus? What would Venus say to them, if Venus could talk? What happened right before Venus? and remember to tie in the action…
Try to show and tell. I want to give the sense of outside and inside and what does a child do. Maybe the dishes, maybe outside with friends running to the top of a hill to see Venus.
What sounds good to the ear?
–is the best advise I’ve gotten on poetry –oh and that it’s all about the nouns. And don’t talk/preach and sound breezy either.–I got this from Struck and White Elements of Style.
Advise is like tiny corner stones of a picture, its a container which to craft in. Can you imagine if you had no structure, how would be able to base anything from anything? How would be able to know what is the theme or meaning. In a children’s book we write with in 32 page container. If you illustrate great! If not you will matched by the publisher.
I felt like writing about my work today because I wanted to show to you and me. that I know what I’m doing, and that I’m good at it. Just seeing my process in print is an affirmation that I’m on the right journey.
Thank you for letting me share, now back to that critical paper….