My book is a non-fiction book on parenting. It's not one of those dry, cookie cutter, 'do this or your kid will be scarred forever' boring books; it incorporates some out-of-the-box parenting advice, humorous stories about motherhood and more, all in a positive manner.
So here's where you come in! I would love to have some random sayings, stories and tips thrown here and there throughout the book, and I would LOVE it if they came from my readers!
What I'm Looking For (Specifics):
- Worst parenting advice you ever received
- Best parenting advice you ever received
- A funny story (keep it short, please) about any of the following topics:
~A child's sleeping, eating or playing habits
~A lie your kid told
~A time your child cussed
~Kids and chores
~Winning some sort of battle with your kids (argument, a battle over eating, clothing, music, movies, etc.)
- Random tips that have worked for you when it comes to parenting
- Best advice you could give a new mom (from personal experience)
If there's anything else you can think of, or if you have a story that doesn't fit into a category above, email me with it anyway and I'll take a look. You can either leave a comment below this post or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, with a subject of something along the lines of 'Book story' or 'Hey, my kid did the craziest thing once...'. Let me know how you would like your submission credited, too, whether it's your full name or a nickname! If I choose your story to be included, I will send you a free copy of my book as a thank you!
Now comes the legal mumbo jumbo. By commenting below or submitting a story via email to me, you are waiving your rights to this story, and are giving me permission to make necessary edits to the story and reprint it in my upcoming book. Not all submissions will be included in the book, but the submissions that are included were volunteered, and no monetary compensation was given, or will be given, for the submission, even after the book has been printed and is selling. If you would like to remain anonymous, then please include a nickname with your submission, otherwise your submission will be credited with just your first name in the book. I promise to not reprint any email addresses or full identities of people sending stories. I do ask that your story is original and has never been submitted to a printed book before.
A huge thanks to everyone who encouraged me to write this book, and I hope to get some really great submissions!