Then let the published stories of primary school children begin -
Six budding young scribes from Greater Glasgow have booked their place in Scottish literature history.
They entered a nationwide contest looking for children aged 8-12 to write about what Scotland means to them.
And the winners of the My Scotland – Young Writers' Competition got a chance to see their work in print as the book went on sale to the public.
The winners and their families attended a ceremony to mark the publication of the book, My Scotland.
Around 60 guests gathered at the WH Smith temporary shop in the St Enoch Centre to meet authors Richard Callaghan and David Simpson.
The book – branded as "a snappy, stimulating, sparkling and sometimes side-splitting superstore of stories" – contains 366 stories, poems and ideas inspired by the country's history and its people, each of which represent a day in a leap year.
Mr Simpson reserved special praise for Shawlands Primary pupil Ellie Gemmell, whose poem, printed on the December 23 page, was one of the longest included in the book.
Her idea was to imagine Orkney's standing stones, the Ring Of Brodgar, in 2011AD – and in 2011BC.
The 10-year-old P7 pupil, said: "We went on holiday to Orkney a couple of summers ago – we were reading a book about it in my class at the time.
"Some of them have been knocked down, but they have been there for thousands of years.
"We went and touched them. They're quite tall – some are much taller than me."
Nine-year-old Doaa Shabbir is the youngest winner from Greater Glasgow.
The P5 pupil, of the High School Of Glasgow, wrote about the people and places that make Scotland great, including its lochs and islands, and icons such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, William Wallace and Robert Burns.
"Last year we did a Glasgow project, so I learned a lot from that," said the youngster, from Bearsden. "I feel proud of my achievement."
Doaa's dad, Ahmed, added: "She is a good reader – she reads a lot.
"We are very proud of her. She has written a play and her arts teacher said they would try to stage it at the school."
Scotland's unpredictable weather was reflected in Nina Joan Sosna's poem, Scotland Will Stay The Same.
Nina, 11, a P7 pupil of St Andrew's Primary, Cumbernauld, said: "They asked what Scotland means to me, and that is what Scotland means to me.
"My whole class put in entries. It felt good to win – I had a mention at assembly."
Darren Grosvenor, 10, a pupil of Gateside Primary in Beith, Ayrshire, generated plenty of laughs as his poem about the Loch Ness monster was read to the audience.
His mum, Julie, said: "I thought it was fantastic.
"Darren's hero is rapper Eminem, so he writes a lot of lyrics. He thought this was his first chance of fame. "
Similarly, Jordan James McMeekin, 11, from Camstradden Primary, Drumchapel, who wrote A Scottish Year', and Euan McElhinney, 10, from Milngavie Primary, who wrote I Heard, I Saw, I Felt Scotland, were rewarded with a certificate and a goodie bag.
My Scotland is the second in a series of books, following on from My Sunderland, a charity book that was the idea of Niall Quinn, the former Republic Of Ireland footballer.
The publishing company has plans to launch similar titles covering London, Wales, Ireland and Yorkshire.
Mr Simpson said: "The standard of the stories was excellent.
"It was hard to choose which stories were going to make it to the final 12, but we had great fun reading them. There was a real passion that came through for Scotland."
Co-author Richard Callaghan, who studied philosophy at Glasgow University, said: "The ones that got in were the ones that had a bit of a personal touch – the ones that felt like they were from the heart, and the ones that made us laugh."
n My Scotland, £12.99, is available from WH Smith and Waterstone's.