How to Write a Children’s Picture Book

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You CAN be a Children's Book Author I’m Darcy Pattison, and I’m a children’s book author. Wouldn’t you love to say that about yourself? Wouldn’t you love to be the one signing books for kids and families? Twenty years ago, I decided to write a children’s picture book. I had four kids and we read nightly, hundreds of children’s ...

How To Write A Picture Book: Resources

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12 Updated Resources for 2011 State of the industry. First, a basic question: Are picture books dead? Not according to Karen Springen and PW. Don't Write the Obit For Picture Books Yet, By Karen Springen, Dec 12, 2010 Writing Encouragement. Natl Pic Book Writing Week May 1-7, 2011 National Picture Book Writing Week is a take off on the ...

Simple Narrative Arcs, 2

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Narrative Arc in Less Than 100 Words: Example 2 Very simple picture books still have a narrative arc, even though the word count is extremely small. Yesterday, we looked at an example of a great simple narrative in My Friend, Rabbit. Today, here's a look at a narrative arc in 80 words (with the help of ...

Simple Narrative Arcs, 1

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Narrative Arc in Less Than 100 Words: Example 1 Very simple picture books still have a narrative arc, even though the word count is extremely small. Here's a look at a narrative arc in 80 words (with the help of some illustrations), as it appears in My Friend, Rabbit, by Eric Rohmann, winner of the 2003 ...