Writing Picture Books: A Hands-On Guide From Story Creation to Publication
By Ann Whitford Paul Published by Writers Digest in 2009
Writing Picture Books is written for those of us who write–picture books, of course!. Yes, much of the material is applicable to other forms, but it is focused on the art of creating picture books.
Paul explains clearly about using poetic methods and devices to make your manuscript read-aloud-able. To turn it into a story children and parents will fall in love with.
She provides hands-on revision exercises and tips on researching the picture book market and creating queries and proposals for editors, and MORE. You’ll find some of her “tips” on her website, too.
I’ve high-lighted so many sections of this book it’s difficult to find unmarked text!
If you long to see your work published on 32 glossy pages with breathtaking artwork, try Writing Picture Books: A Hands-On Guide From Story Creation to Publication.