How to Write a Picture Book

children’s booksOn Today’s Parent’s recent list of the 100 best Canadian  kids’ books of all time are two books by yours truly — my first and my most recent, both of them award-winning picture books. Next year will see the publication of my 12th picture book, being illustrated right now by the wonderful Qin Leng.

A lot of work goes into making the words of a picture book the best they can be, before they go to an illustrator — or to a publisher. If you’ve tried your hand at writing a picture book, you know how hard it can be to get the words just right, despite how short and simple such books often seem to be.

But help is here! From yours truly. Writing Picture Books: What Works & What Doesn’t contains loads of helpful tips and it’s now available in a Kindle edition, or as a pdf if you’re not a Kindle reader.

If you have a picture book manuscript languishing in your files or a drawer somewhere, maybe it needs what Writing Picture Books: What Works & What Doesn’t has to offer. It doesn’t cost much more to find out than the postage it takes to send your story out and have it returned to you. So why not check it out? Maybe the next manuscript you send out won’t come back.

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