This time I am thinking of going childish. Maybe who knows that might go well! Of course writing for children would be more difficult than doing it with adult readers in mind. For the same reason that we need not elaborate so much for adults. And then language for adults cannot be the same language for children. So, I am wondering where to start.
But I am definitely resolute now more than ever on giving my best shot to come up with some books for children. This has sparked from the fact that now I am father and a father is concerned about his daughter and the manner in which she learns. And I also think that children love stories. Telling stories to your children is another way of loving them. That’s a poor logic and not enough reasons to spend your money on books. But everyone knows that our children learn fast at their tender age and we are told that this tender learning experience/exposure will create lasting impressions on them.
Writing some stories is not enough. The need is for them to be visual treat for children to read and consume like their favorite ice creams or chocolates. Pictures are so powerful in that some pictures I have seen in my primary school class readers are still in my head. And it is with this point in mind that I would like to officially request and seek help from Mr. Kinzang Tshering (Thupel as he is known here on WAB)– I have seen him perfect the art gradually and I am sure he will do the book justice.
That’s not all – I need help from all quarters. I need friends who are parents to give feedbacks on my books and be cruel critics so that I might improve. I need teachers to suggest me new topics and how to go about writing and tell me what I should add on drop in the next books, etc. I need the education ministry to guide me and help me through.