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

Paul, Ann Whitford, (author.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"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."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 808.068 PAU 2018 (Text) 33892100715425 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 12/29/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781440353758
  • ISBN: 1440353751
  • Physical Description: 265 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Revised and expanded edition.
  • Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Previous edition: 2009.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-261) and 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 -- Darlings, demons, or a mixture of both : creating compelling characters -- Diving into your story -- Baiting with a sharp hook : creating a fabulous first line -- Basic plotting -- More on plotting : the three-act structure -- Holding your story together -- Does your story have a satisfying ending? -- The two Ss of strong writing -- Rhyme time -- Making music with your prose -- The importance of word count -- Page turns -- Cut and paste : making a mock-up book -- Grabbing the reader with a great title -- Sharing your story -- Submitting your manuscript -- The business of publishing -- Self-publishing? -- Priming your idea pump -- When your dreams turn into reality : a publisher makes an offer.
Summary, etc.:
"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." -- back cover.
Subject: Picture books for children > Authorship.
Children's literature > Marketing.
Summary: "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."

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