Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition: A Hands-On Guide From Story Creation to Publication

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A lot of people look at picture books and think they must be easy to write — very few words and pretty pictures. The reality is they are incredibly hard to do well and even harder to have traditionally published. Those serious about the business of writing picture books study and practice. The go-to book in the picture-book game has been Ann Whitford Paul’s book for the last many years. But the publishing business has not stagnated during that time, and even a classic resource like Ms. Paul’s book needs updating. This new edition still takes aspiring picture book writers through the basics of plotting, generating ideas, character creation, beginnings and endings, point of view, poetic language, developing a great title, building a dummy, and more. Page turns are so important in picture book writing, they get their own chapter in this new edition. There are plenty of hands-on exercises and great examples as well as updated tips that will help writers build a platform, successfully approach agents and editors, and even learn how to go about self-publishing if that is the route they choose. If you want to write picture books, you must have this book.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 266 pages
Publisher Writer's Digest Books
Publish Date 2018-Nov-13
ISBN 9781440353758
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Issue January 2019
Category Crafts & Hobbies


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