"Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book." - Stéphane Mallarmé
There are so many amazing resources out there for aspiring children’s book writers. Here are 5 that I love!
Kate Messner’s Picture Book Math & Why You Should Write Something New
Kate starts with 365 “flashes of ideas” and breaks down how many become published books. The take-away, WRITE!
Miranda Paul’s Path to Publication Checklist
I’m at 50 and counting...Next time my daughter and I use play-doh, I’ll check off #32. And watching the Boss Baby film will knock off #47.
Tara Lazar’s Storystorm (previously PiBoIdMo)
Tara’s month-long picture book idea challenge is a great way to brainstorm ideas. She has also compiled in one place, links to all her amazing guest author blog posts from 2012-2014 with more coming soon.
Beth Ferry’s My Euphoria at Discovering Anaphora: The Use of Literary Devices in Picture Books
Literary devices are great tools for picture book authors. I had no idea I was writing anadiplosis poems to my high school boyfriend! And in Part 2, Beth suggests writers steer clear of periphrasis!
Goodreads Picture Book Lists
Great lists organized by publication year with approximately 100 books each year (2015-2018).
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8/3/2017 04:06:07 am
Sometimes it seems there are so many great resources/challenges/contests, its gets a little overwhelming. But I mean the best kind of overwhelming... like standing in the middle of a school supply aisle, looking for new toys to write with. Thanks for sharing these, I'm actually not familiar with most of them. I can't wait to dive in.
8/8/2017 04:34:30 pm
Yes! To being overwhelmed at all the amazing KidLit resources out there AND picking out new writing tools! I would love to hear what resources you find most useful!
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