The Warwick elementary schools had a special visitor this week when children’s book author Ethan Long came to present to grades kindergarten through second. Ethan Long has written and illustrated over 90 books, including the kid favorite, “Fright Club” and the anticipated sequel “Valensteins” which debuts next month.
Ethan shared his steps of how he writes his stories. He walked the students through the brainstorming process. As a group, the students got to create their own character and storyline, drawn by Ethan himself. He then explained the fundamentals of story writing, like how to develop the characters, the plot and the setting.
After reading two books to the kids, they finished up by having an open question and answer session. Ethan announced to the students that his next project will be signing on as the new artist for the New York Time’s Best Seller, “Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site.” Thanks for stopping by Ethan! More information about Ethan Long can be found at EthanLong.com.
Author Ethan Long demonstrates how to draw characters for his stories.
Display of books written by Ethan Long.