How the stories would work

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So, making the child the hero or heroine of each story was the main thing, and providing them with a lovely bunch of friends and enemies was the next thing, but we’d need more… ‘Food,’ said my son. ‘Yes, and?’ ‘And kit.’ ‘Of course.’ ‘And somewhere to live.’ ‘And a reward – you have to… Read more »

Building a world

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One of the things that we realised at the beginning of the project is that this is a world that moves incredibly fast, and that no sooner have you had an idea, than someone else somewhere else has had it too. Of course it’s difficult to protect the process of personalising a story, drawing and… Read more »

Jumping in: personalising stories

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We set about working out a simple framework, focusing on personalising stories with the children making themselves the hero in each one and adding variables so that they could make each story different, so that they would feel involved with different elements in the story. As the idea took shape, very excitingly, so did a… Read more »

Creating an app

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Starting out It was the coming together of lots of things really. Mainly, I had been thinking for a while of trying to create some sort of an online notice board for children’s stories where writers, illustrators and voice artists could post their work and contribute to each other’s stuff. At about the same time… Read more »