Tag: Picture Books

  • How Many Pages in a Children’s Picture Book? Printing Methods Determine the Answer

    I recently watch Miss Potter, the movie based on the life of children’s book author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. It’s a fascinating look at the life of one of the all-time best selling authors of children’s books. When my children were small, I read The Tale of Peter Rabbit to them so many times that […]

  • 13 Blast it Out of the Park Posts of 2013

    It’s a time to look backward. What are the 13 most popular posts on Fiction Notes in 2013? Here’s the countdown! Posts Written in 2013 13. 63 Character Emotions to Explore When your character gets stuck at sad, even sadder and truly sad, explore these options for more variety. 12. 5 Quotes to Plot Your […]

  • Top 20 Picture Book Agents: 171 Sales

    NOTE: This was posted in 2013. See the April, 2015 post with top 20 picture book agents here. The Publisher’s Marketplace tracks sales of manuscripts in different categories–one of the many advantages of their paid services. These sales are self-reported, which may or may not skew the results. These are the top literary agents for […]

  • Revise the Picture Book Text

    You’ve made some major changes in your text, but it’s time for micro-changes. Examples of microcuts and microchanges Micro-cuts Once you’re happy with your text, go back and edit out another 100 words. Again, it’s an arbitrary number, but it works so well. Think of this as a poem, which is the tightest writing possible. […]