Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition

A Hands-On Guide from Story Creation to Publication
Author: Ann Whitford Paul
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781440353758
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Page: 272
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Master the Art of Writing Enthralling Tales for the Youngest pre-and emerging readers! Fully updated and thoroughly revised, Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition is the go-to resource for writers crafting stories for children ages two to eight. You'll learn the unique set of skills it takes to bring your story to life by using tightly focused text and leaving room for the illustrator to be creative. Award-winning author Ann Whitford Paul helps you develop the skills you need by walking you through techniques and exercises specifically for picture book writers. You'll find: Instruction on generating ideas, creating characters, point-of-view, beginnings and endings, plotting, word count, rhyme, and more Unique methods for using poetic techniques to enrich your writing Hands-on revision exercises (get out your scissors, tape, and highlighters) to help identify problems and improve your picture book manuscripts Updated tips for researching the changing picture book market, approaching publishers, working with an agent, and developing a platform All new quizzes and examples from picture books throughout New chapters cover issues such as page turns, agents, and self-publishing Whether you're just starting out as a picture book writer or have tried unsuccessfully to get your work published, Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition is just what you need to craft picture books that will appeal to young children and parents, and agents and editors.

Writing Picture Books

A Hands-On Guide from Story Creation to Publication
Author: Ann Whitford Paul
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582975566
Category: Reference
Page: 256
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Writers will learn the writing and revision process that will lead them to creating more salable picture book manuscripts. It covers researching the picture books market, creating characters, point of view, plotting, tips on writing rhyme and more, all the lessons writers need to write great and appealing picture books.

How to Write and Sell Children's Picture Books


Author: Jean Karl
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
ISBN: 9780898796438
Category: Reference
Page: 183
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In this authoritative guide, an industry pro takes writers through all the steps of writing and publishing books for children.

You Can Write Children's Books Workbook


Author: Tracey Dils
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582972480
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 144
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Turn your dream of writing a successful children's book into a reality &break;&break;From the author of the best-selling You Can Write Children's Books, this workbook provides you with hands-on instruction for finishing your manuscript, preparing it for publication, and getting it published. &break;&break;Step-by-step instruction, 48 main exercises, and countless enlightening tasks will guide you through: &break;&break; Identifying a project&break; Writing and revising a manuscript&break; Researching genre and marketplace&break; Targeting publishers&break; Preparing a professional submission &break;&break;Take your writing aspirations to the next level. You Can Write Children's Books Workbook will give you the concrete instruction, experience, and inspiration you need to confidently submit your work and get it published.

Writing with Pictures

How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books
Author: Uri Shulevitz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780823059355
Category: Art
Page: 271
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Albert Handell and Leslie Trainor Handell take the artist's perception of light to new heights in Intuitive Light by breaking down the science of light into basic, easy-to-understand concepts. They explore such areas as perceiving and interpreting the visual world, reality and illusion, mood and atmosphere. Each of the book's four parts is written so that you can read it from beginning to end or focus on specific topics. Either way, you gain a complete understanding of the subject.

How to Write a Children's Book and Get It Published


Author: Barbara Seuling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118045874
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
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Your one-stop guide to writing and selling books for children Get the tools you need to: * Develop story ideas that work * Strengthen your writing skills * Improve your work habits * Write for different age groups * Look at your work critically * Submit proposals and manuscripts * Find the right publisher for your work * Understand and negotiate contracts * Work with agents and editors * Join the writing community Do you dream of becoming the next J. K. Rowling? Are you excited about writing for children but have no idea how to begin or where to send your material? Now, respected children's writer Barbara Seuling gives you the essential steps to getting published in the competitive, exciting world of children's literature. From finding story ideas and creating character sketches to plotting, writing dialogue, editing, and revising your work, you'll learn how to complete a manuscript and prepare it for submission. Whether you want to write picture or chapter books, fiction or nonfiction, poetry or plays, Seuling helps you master the different genres and capture a child's interest and imagination, from the early years to young adult. Her fully revised guide also covers the major developments in book publishing, including vital information about using the Internet to research the market and contact publishers. Seuling even discusses recent successes such as the Harry Potter series, as well as the growth of Amazon.com. Complete with updated lists of writing organizations, marketing information, and recommended reading, this is the only guide you need to start writing, get published, and touch the lives of children.

How to Write & Illustrate Children's Books and Get Them Published!


Author: Treld Bicknell,Felicity Trotman
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books
ISBN: 9780891342649
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 144
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Covers classic fiction, contemporary themes, picture books, book production, fads, nonfiction, and careers as a children's writer or illustrator

How to Write a Children's Picture Book and Get it Published, 2nd Edition


Author: Andrea Shavick
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 147213799X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 208
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This book provides comprehensive advice on what to write about for children, how to write it, and how to present the work professionally for publication. It includes an easy-to-use picture book layout plan and tried and tested examples of title sheets and covering letters. It also includes everything a writer needs to know about the international picture book market and how to sell to agents and publishers. This new edition contains advice on enhancing your text for the ebook market.

Illustrating Children's Books

Creating Pictures for Publication
Author: Martin Salisbury
Publisher: Herbert Press
ISBN: 9781912217571
Category:
Page: 144
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Containing essential advice and guidance, this book uses step-by-step sketches and instructions throughout to reveal the techniques and skills required to illustrate children's books. It explains how to tackle fantasy, fairy tales, realism and nature drawings using a variety of media and advises on the different aspects needed when working for differing age groups.

The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children


Author: Nancy Lamb
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582970523
Category: Reference
Page: 192
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Create Unforgettable Stories for Kids! &break;&break;You dream of writing stories that children respond to–the kind they come back to again and again. Nancy Lamb can help you achieve that dream. She mixes insightful advice for mastering storytelling with dozens of examples that illustrate a variety of plot-building techniques. &break;&break;Nancy's instruction covers everything from format and content to setting and characterization. She also draws from a range of children's classics, including Where the Wild Things Are, Charlotte's Web and Bridge to Tarabithia to explore and illuminate the unique nature of children's literature. &break;&break;Nancy also shares writing tips and tricks accumulated through years of successful storytelling–invaluable advice for crafting fiction that resonates with children of all ages, from 4 to 14 and beyond.

The Everything Guide to Writing Children's Books

How to write, publish, and promote books for children of all ages!
Author: Luke Wallin,Eva Sage Gordon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440505500
Category: Reference
Page: 304
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Writing for kids is fun and rewarding--if you can break into the fiercely competitive world of children's book publishing. With this guide, you'll learn how to write and promote a children's book that will impress any publisher. Whether you have a basic idea or a manuscript ready to go, you'll find all you need to build a successful career as a children's book author. This clear and concise guide helps you: Formulate an original idea, create an outline, and write the book Learn the basics of children's storytelling, from point of view to story pacing Find helpful writing workshops and conferences Design a winning book proposal, get an agent, and negotiate a contract Create a marketing and publicity plan Use professional and social networking sites to promote your book Full of eye-opening insider information and invaluable writing advice, this book should be on every aspiring author's bookshelf!

How to Write a Children's Picture Book Volume II

Learning from Leo the Late Bloomer, Harry the Dirty Dog, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Harold and the Purple Crayon, and Other Favorite Stories: Word, Sentence, Scene, Story
Author: Eve Heidi Bine-Stock
Publisher: E & E Pub
ISBN: 9780974893327
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 200
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Whereas Volume I of this series investigates the overall structure of children's picture storybooks at the macro level, this volume, Volume II, investigates the very building blocks of picture storybooks at the micro level: the word, the sentence, the scene and the story. We look at the importance of word choice for giving the story meaning and cohesion. We look at ways to change sentence structure to emphasize the information that is important, and to ensure that sentences flow easily from one to another. We look at the scene: how to begin it, how to end it, and how to create the Beats of action-reaction that make up the scene. And finally we look at the story: what types of problems must a character solve? When does a story introduce a problem? And once a problem is intro-duced, how do picture storybooks move from problem to solution? What types of solutions do characters find? Is there any part of a story that occurs after the solution is found? To answer these and other questions is to describe storytelling strategies. We look at enduringly popular children's picture storybooks to see what storytelling strategies they employ.

Writing and Illustrating Children's Books for Publication


Author: Berthe Amoss,Eric Suben
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582973531
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 128
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A revised tenth anniversary edition blends encouraging advice with hands-on activity recommendations, in a guide for prospective writers that features literary exercises, checklists, targeted reading lists, updated case histories, online research lists, and submissions information.

Picture Writing


Author: Anastasia Suen
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582970721
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
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An interactive and innovative resource provides children with the necessary tools and techniques to unleash and enhance their creativity in writing by concentrating on the selection of every word, image, and phrase to construct evocative characters, settings, and plots driven by description. Original.

Illustrating Children's Books


Author: Martin Ursell
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847974953
Category: Art
Page: 144
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How do you go about illustrating a children's book? Where do the ideas come from? How do you illustrate a narrative? How do you get published? This beautiful book answers all these questions and more. With practical tips and ideas throughout, it explains and follows the journey from first idea to final completed book. It is filled with illustrations that show how these images are made, and offers a rare chance to see the roughs, visuals and ideas sheets from a variety of childen's illustrators. Exercises support the ideas discussed and suggest ways of developing them. A beautiful book aimed at artists, illustrators, publishers, colleges and adult education courses teaching illustration. Explains the journey from first idea to the final completed book. Offers a rare chance to see the roughs, visuals and ideas sheets from a variety of children's illustrators. Superbly illustrated with 199 colour images. Martin Ursell is a senior lecturer in illustration at Middlesex University and has illustrated many books for children.

The Giblin Guide to Writing Children's Books


Author: James Cross Giblin
Publisher: Writer's Bookstore
ISBN: 9781889715261
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 199
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Provides a clear, step-by step map for achieving sucess in each of the three major book-writing fields for children--fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.

How to Write a Children's Picture Book


Author: Darcy Pattison
Publisher: Mims House via PublishDrive
ISBN: 0979862167
Category: Reference
Page: 140
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Writing teacher and children’s book author, Darcy Pattison explains the craft of writing children’s picture books. Why format matters, how to appeal to kids and parents, writing a read-aloud friendly book, and more. Tips on marketing your manuscript to publishers. Pattison is the author of 11 Ways to Ruin a Photograph, Winner of "The Help" Children's Story Contest. TABLE OF CONTENTS PICTURE BOOK BASICS Picture Book Structure: Why 32 Pages? Does EPUB Change the 32-page Illustrated Picture Book? Dual Audience for Children’s Picture Books Picture Book Settings: Exotic v. Familiar Children’s Picture Book Characters: Folk Tale or Modern Story PICTURE BOOK GENRES How to Write a Children’s ABC Book How to Write a Read Aloud Friendly Book How to Write a Rhyming Picture Book, Part 1 How to Write a Rhyming Picture Book, Part 2 Rhyming Picture Book Bibliography How to Write a Poetry Collection Picture Book How to Write a Picture Book Mystery How to Write a Humorous Picture Book How to Write a Children’s Picture Book Biography How to Write a Creative Non-Fiction Picture Book How to Write a Metafiction Picture Book WRITE A PICTURE BOOK Good Writing: The Basics Plotting a Picture Book Plan Your First Draft 17 Picture Book Topics to Avoid 10 Suggested Directions for Titles Did You Write a Picture Book or Magazine Article? Let’s Make a Dummy or a Mock-up of Your Picture Book From Shakespeare: 2 Ways to Look at Picture Book Structure Revising Your Picture Book Text 5 Ways to Make the Reader Turn the Page Phonics for Picture Book Writers Create a Compelling Voice for a Picture Book Page 32: The Last Page of a Picture Book SUBMIT YOUR PICTURE BOOK The Self-Publishing Question The Biggest Mistake You Can Make in Submitting a Picture Book The Illustrator Doesn’t Tell YOU What to Do Titles and Subtitles Sell Your Work How Do I Find an Editor’s Name for Submission? RESOURCES APPENDIX: BONUS WORKSHEETS

How to Create a Successful Children's Picture Book


Author: Bobbie Hinman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780978679194
Category:
Page: N.A
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Drawing upon the knowledge gained by her hard-earned success, author Bobbie Hinman shares her valulable advice on creating and marketing picture books that children will love. Her topics include: understanding what children want to read; balancing the combination of words and pictures; making an impact with your cover; choosing an illustrator, editor and graphic designer; learning the secrets to successful book fairs and book signings; planning school visits; seeking reviews and awards; launching your book with a blast; and many tried-and-true, creative marketing tips.