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Writing picture books : a hands-on guide from story creation to publication

Author: Ann Whitford Paul
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised and expanded editionView all editions and formats
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"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." --
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Genre/Form: Literature
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Whitford Paul
ISBN: 9781440353758 1440353751
OCLC Number: 1060594697
Description: 265 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 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 --
Diving into your story --
Baiting with a sharp hook --
Basic plotting --
More on plotting --
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 --
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.
Responsibility: Ann Whitford Paul.

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"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." --

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