My advice is to be free and have fun. Get in the zone and write without effort. Pick a topic let it flow. I write that way most often. The first two books I wrote with my daughter I listed her as illustrator and coauthor. That was amazing for her and me. Here are links if you want to check them out: https://www.amazon.com/Button-Boo-Gregory-Prince/dp/1539701069/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542667825&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=button+book+by+greg+prince
Both books are amateurish but my next book will be much better. The experience was invaluable and my daughter and I cherish that sharing.
What do you mean by story bird? Is that a publisher. I used Amazon’s KDP. It’s an awesome platform and when I have a dime to promote a new book it may be something I actually make a little money from. Those books were great learning experiences.
Thank for your comments about my article. I’m working to be those things you mentioned and get better all the time.