Spark Magic: How To Write A Multicultural Children’s Picture Book

What takes a book from good to great? And what moves that book from great to magical? The key is capturing the spark that transforms a simple concept into a story people love. In the modern world of literature, books by multicultural authors and/or covering multicultural themes are few. But the need for such books is exponentially growing, creating an opportunity in the marketplace for emerging authors who can write about different facets of the human experience in ways that amuse, educate, and delight readers.

In Spark Magic, How To Write A Multicultural Children’s Book, Donna Beasley takes you step-by-step through powerful storytelling elements. You will learn how to generate engaging ideas, outline your story, create the book you were meant to write, and learn to avoid the pitfalls that hinder story development. This amazing book covers:
• How to find your best idea
• How to establish your character and mission
• How to write a powerful story premise
• Utilizing core story patterns
• The difference between plot and story
• Exploring common story themes
• Incorporating character flaws
• Learning how to show and not tell
• Writing your first draft
• Integration of the Seven Essential Beats in a Storyline
• The role of illustration
• Revising and perfecting your story
• How to design and produce a book cover
• The basics of self-publishing

This book has everything you need to move from the blank page to the place where you hold your published book in your hand and beyond. Most importantly, it provides the inspiration you need to unleash the writer within and write the book you alone were meant to write. It’s time to spark the magic.

185 Tips on World Building

World building strategist Randy Ellefson brings 185 tips from his bestselling series, The Art of World Building, in this quick guide that covers the highlights – cultures, magic systems, species, settlements, travel, and more.

Meet Randy Ellefson

Randy Ellefson has written fantasy fiction since his teens and is an avid world builder, having spent three decades creating Llurien, which has its own website. He has a Bachelor’s of Music in classical guitar but has always been more of a rocker, having released several albums and earned endorsements from music companies. He’s a professional software developer and runs a consulting firm in the Washington D.C. suburbs. He loves spending time with his son and daughter when not writing, making music, or playing golf.

Self-Publishing Painlessly for FREE: A Helpful What-to-Do List for Frugal Authors

If you want to be an author, this book makes the indie publishing process easy to understand. It really is possible to publish a wonderful Kindle book and paperback for free. Zero financial investment on your part can lead to money in your bank account.

If unsure which route to take, “Self-Publishing Painlessly for Free” guides you through the forest of information overload so you can find your own comfortable path. The conversational tone makes the content accessible because you have an English teacher-librarian-author helping you each step of the way.

“Self-Publishing Painlessly for FREE” focuses on Amazon’s popular Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) program. More and more people are discovering the rewards of being an indie author.

What are you waiting for? Let’s get your book published and promoted, all for free. Exciting times are ahead!

P.S. This book is not full of technology jargon because the author doesn’t speak that language very well. Instead, read it like a friend is gently encouraging you along your publishing journey.


Meet Brenda DeHaan

Brenda DeHaan is the author of an eclectic mix of books that reflect her interests: writing, library genrefication, healing crystals, children’s picture books, craft fairs, and hospitality. As a certified English teacher and school librarian, she is programmed to help people and wants more books in the world!