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Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

LITTLE RED GLIDING HOOD was an idea first brought to me by my friend and fellow author, Corey Rosen Schwartz.

“I’ve got a title and I can’t do a thing with it!” she exclaimed in my kitchen one day. “I should give it to you; it’s perfect for you!”

“What is it?” My eyes were wide with wonder.

“Little Red Gliding Hood.”

You might think it hyperbole, but my eyes got even wider. (I’m like Marty Feldman, I am.)

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“I’ve got it!” And you know what, I really did.

Well, not at first. I started writing notes about the possible project and I couldn’t figure out what Red’s problem should be.

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My initial idea was that Red was known as “Riding Hood” but she really wanted to be known as “Gliding Hood.” Umm, terrible.

As you can see by my notes, I had awful ideas, like the muffins for Grandma…

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