How To Write A Picture Book: Resources

12 Updated Resources for 2011

    1. 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
    2. Writing Encouragement. Natl Pic Book Writing Week May 1-7, 2011National Picture Book Writing Week is a take off on the National Novel Writing Month and encourages writers to work on children’s picture book manuscripts.

Basic Resources for Writing Children’s Picture Books

    1. 30 Days to a Stronger Picture Book. Children’s picture book author, Darcy Pattison has 30 posts about how-to write a children’s picture book. Answers questions like, where do I find an illustrator? (You don’t! See why.) This is also available as an ebook.


    2. Getting Started: The Basics of Children’s Writing and Illustrating, by Harold Underdown
      Introductory information for people wanting to get published as a children’s book writer or illustrator in the United States, by former editor.
    3. Picture Book Editing Checklist

Authors on How-to Write a Children’s Picture Book

    1. So You Want to Write a Picture Book–advice from author Mem Fox.
    2. Nancy Antle on Writing Children’s Literature: Interview about Dos and Don’ts of Writing Picture Books.

Philip Bell: Capturing Childhood Magic With Picture Books

Updated Information on Self Publishing a Picture Book

    1. Why I’ve Switched to CreateSpace for Picture Books, by Aaron ShepardLong-time self-publisher has insider knowledge about various POD options and explains why he’s switching to Amazon’s CreateSpace.

How to Write a Rhyming Picture Book

  1. How To Write a Rhyming Picture Book and Get it Published — Part 1: A Writer’s Perspective.
  2. How To Write a Rhyming Picture Book and Get it Published — Part 2: A Publisher’s Perspective.
  3. How To Write a Rhyming Picture Book and Get It Published — Part 3: A Reader’s Perspective.

  4. Write a Rhyming Picture Book blog article, by author Patricia Thomas
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