If you have ever written or tried to write a children’s book, you know it’s harder than it sounds. You have a limited word count in which to tell an engaging and original story. Unless you are an author-illustrator, you have to write enough to inspire images while still leaving room for the illustrator to tell his/her own story.
The following posts helped me understand what is needed to create a strong picture book. I hope you find them helpful as well!
“A Few Picture Books Basic” by Patrice “Pat” Sherman http://www.writingpicturebooksforchildren.com/a-few-picture-book-basics.html
“10 Tips for Writing Children’s Picture Books” by Alice Kuipers http://www.alicekuipers.com/10-tips-for-writing-childrens-picture-books/
“Types of Picture Books” by Pat Sherman http://www.writingpicturebooksforchildren.com/types-of-picture-books.html
“How To Develop Children Story Ideas and Create Picture Books” by Tara Lazar http://writetodone.com/six-best-tips-writing-childrens-picture-books/