"You have to write whichever book it
is that wants to be written." ~ Madeleine L'Engle
Footnotes is a recurring series on the GLA blog where I pick a subject and provide several interesting articles on said topic. This week, I’m serving up five articles on writing picture books.
1. Ten Myths about writing for kids. Do you know what they are? Check out the list on the Hogwarts Professor blog.
2. Picturebooks vs. Novels.Agent Michael Stearns discusses the uniqueness of representing picture books versus other genres.
3. Saying a lot with a little.Thus is the fine art of writing a picture book.
4. Three times a charm. Author Pam Calvert discusses the Law of Three and other tips for writing humorous picture books on her blog Woven with Pixie Dust.
5. Writing a picture book? Check out these 20 Do’s and Don’ts from Author Mem Fox.
This guest series by writer
Nancy Parish, who runs her
blog, The Sound and Furry.
Want more on this topic?
- Footnotes: 5 Articles on Writing First Pages.
- Footnotes: 8 Articles on Revising Your Work.
- Confused about formatting? Check out Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript.
- Read about What Agents Hate: Chapter 1 Pet Peeves.
- Want the most complete database of agents and what genres they're looking for? Buy the 2011 Guide to Literary Agents today!