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Writing Picture Books
Writing Picture Books: What Works and What Doesn’t
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Note: Amazon link is for 1991 paperback version. Updated e-book available for purchase on author's website. In this authoritative guide for novice and advanced writers, award-winning children’s author Kathy Stinson takes readers through all the vital steps of writing texts for picture books. From conception to writing, character and plot development to humour, suspense, and fantasy, she offers practical advice and suggestions. An invaluable resource for writers looking towards publication, Writing Picture Books will also help parents, teachers, and librarians discover the many facets of creating and appreciating picture books.  
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Note: Amazon link is for 1991 paperback version.
Updated e-book available for purchase on author's website.

In this authoritative guide for novice and advanced writers, award-winning children’s author Kathy Stinson takes readers through all the vital steps of writing texts for picture books. From conception to writing, character and plot development to humour, suspense, and fantasy, she offers practical advice and suggestions. An invaluable resource for writers looking towards publication, Writing Picture Books will also help parents, teachers, and librarians discover the many facets of creating and appreciating picture books.

 

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I once spoke about writing picture books at a conference. Everyone in the audience was scribbling away like mad, trying to get down everything I said. This e-book captures all the tips I offered to that audience, and more. I hope it will help you write a picture book that your readers will love as much as you love your personal favourite.

About Kathy

Kathy long ago sorted mail, waited tables, and taught school for five years, before finally figuring out that what she really wanted to do was write. She now has over 30 titles to her credit which include young adult fiction, novels for middle readers, picture books, non-...

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Published Reviews

Jul.14.2008

In this charming book a child suffers the common miserable woe of being misunderstood. The little girl loves red. Juice tastes better in the red cup. The red stockings help her to jump higher, but alas...

Jul.14.2008

Kathy Stinson's latest book does more than "celebrate the joy of being bare naked." It explores all the fascinating aspects of the human body, young and old, male or female. The text and illustrations go...