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How to Get Started Writing a Children's Book. (It's About Time.) Feb 25, 2018

Start by locating the source of evil in your world. Conflict is the essential ingredient to a children's story.

It may or may not be a dragon. (Please God, not another one.)

The real evil in Narnia, Wonderland, and Neverland is time.

Oh Kronos, you creep.

Kronos (or Cronus) was the King of the Titans and the god of time for the Greeks, a destructive, all-devouring force. He ruled the cosmos during the Golden Age after castrating and deposing his father, Uranus (Sky). In fear of a prophecy that he would in turn be overthrown by his own son, Kronos swallowed each of his children as they were born. 

Time is the old grandfather clock who gets tick-tocked off in fantasy fiction, particularly children's classics. 

Got five minutes?

 "Well, sir, if things are real, they're there all the time."

"Are they?" said the Professor; and Peter didn't know quite what to say.

"But there was no time," said Susan. "Lucy had no time to have gone anywhere, even if there was such a place....

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