Monday, July 19, 2010

6 Tips on Writing Picture Books

Author, Kathleen Pelley, advises these 6 tips to anyone wanting to write a picture book, as found on the

Read Aloud

Read picture books that you absolutely love - aloud. Read all the others silently first. And when you find one you love, read it over and over again - aloud.

Find Space to Listen to Your Inner Voice

Give your writer self the space you need to listen to your stories.


Try to write your own books as though it were someone else's that took your breath away. Write with wonder, so it will take someone's breath away.

Trust Beyond Yourself

Trust the creative process, whether it be called the Muse, God, the Divine, or something else. Know that it exists and acknowledge its presence when you write.

Find Heaven

Write about what makes your heart sing.


"Love the world the way you did when you were a little child."

If you love picture books and you want to be a published picture book author, you might like to learn how to analyze a picture book with a storyboard template.

How to Analyze a Picture Book with a Story Board


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