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Writing picture books : a hands-on guide from story creation to publication / Ann Whitford Paul.

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Goldsboro Library 808.068 PAU (Text) 900000000300070 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 01/25/2020
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  • ISBN: 1582975566
  • ISBN: 9781582975566
  • Physical Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, [2009]

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General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Becoming a picture book scholar -- Building a frame for your story house -- Telling your story : part one -- Telling your story : part two -- Telling your story : part three -- Creating compelling characters -- Diving into your story -- Creating a fabulous first line -- Three-act structure : basic plotting -- Holding your story together -- Does your story make it to the end? -- Two Ss of strong writing -- Rhyme time -- Making music with your prose -- The importance of word count -- Grabbing the reader with a great title -- Cut and paste : making a dummy book -- Sharing your story -- Becoming a detective : researching the market -- Priming your idea pump -- Selling your manuscript.
Summary, etc.: Writing picture books is not easy. Picture books are a unique form of writing with a large audience of 2- to 8-year-olds, and they must appeal to both the adult purchaser and the child listener/reader. They are generally 32 pages long and must be tightly focused and told partly through illustrations. And novice picture book writers make a lot of mistakes--and get a lot of rejections from publishers flooded with inappropriate manuscripts. From this book these writers will learn the writing and revision process that will lead them to creating more salable picture book manuscripts.
Subject: Children's literature Marketing
Picture books for children Authorship
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