Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra blog tour is hotting up..

The last couple of days of this great Blog tour have really lifted the bar. We are getting great insights in Karen Tyrrell, her writing and message to kids. If you haven’t been following the tour check out these snippets from Dream Big .. Read Often and Just Write for Kids.
Writing Comedy for Kids By Karen Tyrrell on http://melissawray.blogspot.com.au/
What’s the trick to writing comedy for children?
Think like a kid. It’s all about having FUN!
Young children love slapstick comedy. People falling over and getting hit can be played for laughs. Timing is crucial. Kids giggle when geeky Joshua Atkins aka Super Space Kid Jo-Kin trips over, SPLAT onto the floor. Not once but many times.
How do you use exaggeration to write kid’s comedy?
Never under estimate a kid’s sense of the ridiculous.
Exaggerate all of your characters. Kids love exaggerated character traits and understand exaggerated characters more easily. Many successful characters aimed at kids have a single exaggerated trait. Kids love Jo-Kin’s exaggerated wacky family who do ridiculous things and show irrational fears, faults and flaws all exaggerated to the Nth degree.
Mum wears giant hair rollers, sings and smooches to her poodle. She smothers Jo-Kin with kisses. ‘Aww Mum!’
Dad loves to cook, wearing a chef’s hat. Hes scared of heights. Dad gets dizzy standing on a step … combing his hair …or taking a ride on a chair-o-plane.
Marty is Jo-Kin’s very needy little brother who loves to build Lego robots. He clings into Jo-Kin’s leg when he launches into space.
Stella is Jo-Kin’s kooky, annoying big sister. ‘Stella threw a tantrum, insisting we take her on a supersonic car ride right now … No way! BOOHOO!’
There’s so much more there so check it out!

Karen Tyrrell’s Top Teaching Tips for Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra

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Meet Karen Tyrrell Just Write For Kids is thrilled to have award-winning children’s resilience author, Karen Tyrrell, joining us once again (see our previous meeting here) to delve further into the benefits and learning possibilities of her second illustrated novel in the Super Space Kids series. Fantastically illustrated by Trevor Salter, Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra is an action-packed comedy space adventure for children between 7-12. Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra Description Blast off with gadgets,…
Not long before you’ll see my Book Review!
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About jillswrites

I am a writer of SciFi Books 'Dual Visions' and it's follow up 'Vashla's world'. I also write book reviews, articles and short stories. Several of my short stories appear in a collaborative book for children called Fan-tas-tic-al Tales written in conjunction with my fellow members of The Ten Penners, this was a follow-up book to 'Shock, Horror, Gasp'. Fan-tas-tic-al Tales was released in 2009, now available in hard copy and on Amazon. We are currently in the completing our next adventure based anthology called 'Mystery, Mayhem & Magic' scheduled for release later in 2017. As a member of BookCoasters the Gold Coast Library blog, complementing my own blog, I enjoy blog being able to showcase my work. My book reviews appear in PIO (Pass It On) and e-Writeabout. I'm a happy Grandmother to two beautiful girls, wife of the ever tolerant Clive, mother of our son Simon. I work part time and lead a busy life.
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2 Responses to Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra blog tour is hotting up..

  1. karenwrites19 says:

    WOW Thanks Jill, For your awesome support of Jo-kin vs Lord Terra!
    Just LOVED how you re-blogged the highlights from my blog Tour.
    Can’t wait to read your Book Review on Monday .. Karen 🙂

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