Hi Ourmam, I read your thread last night and DS and I immediately did a story plan looking at a photograph from the newspaper of a family - grandparents, parents and a little girl, escaping the floods. Each had a plastic bag containing belongings. Needless to say, in DS's storyplan it involved escaping via army helicopter
but we got there. Interestingly, DS didn't really understand what a character was! He plays endlessly with lego and playmobil figures but I suppose they have their own identity - as a ninja, or a policeman, or whatever. So I'm going to concentrate on characterisation for a bit, keeping it fairly simple. Is the main character bossy, kind, thoughtful, a bit mad (so make it all about me, in other words
)? Do you think that sounds like a good way to go?
Menagerie, it sounds like a really good idea.
I think I always like to see a couple of example pages so that I know it's the sort of thing I'm looking for, but I think there would be a market for it.