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~A Writer's Tool Box ~A Writer Under Construction An Illustrator's Canvas

Resources and tools for children's picture book writers and illustrators.
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Nonfiction Fest: Search results for Meeg Pincus
Nonfiction Fest: The Best Picture Book Biographies Get Personal
Tips and Trends for Picture Book Biographies

PB Bios

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The CIG to Publishing Children's Books: Glossary of special terms used in children's book publishing


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The Pomodoro Technique — Why It Works & How To Do It

Pomodoro Technique

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Generate random words, nouns, verbs, adjectives, letters, phrases, sentences or numbers to brainstorm and create new ideas at Random Word Generator.

Word Generator

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Jessica Lanan | Author and Illustrator

Jessica Lanan

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Leaving Room for the Illustrator: Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper (plus giveaways) | Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)
It's All About . . . Leaving Room for the Illustrator in Picture Books

The illustrator

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How to Revise a Nonfiction Picture Book - Annette Whipple, Nonfiction Children's Author
Understanding Text Structures in Nonfiction | School Library Journal
Enhance your curriculum by showing how these standout nonfiction works reflect strategies of nonfiction writing.


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Author: Kirsten W. Larson Illustrator: Katherine Roy Publisher: Chronicle Books (Feb. 7, 2023) ISBN: 9781452172873 Wrapped in a blanket of sparkling space, an unformed star waits for its bright future to begin. Deep inside, something glimmers and glows: a new light. Astronomer and astrophysicist Cecilia Payne was the first person to discover what burns at…

Kirsten Larson

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The Plot Power of “Because of That” – Kirsten W. Larson

Plot Points Story Spine

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Tania McCartney Blog: Ask Tania: Picture Book structure--circular, narrative, characters, rhyming--HELP!
Two accessible options for picture book structure when you're writing your masterpiece for young readers. Check this out for inspiration.

Picture Book Structure

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Nancy Sanders

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How to Write a Graphic Novel from Start to Finish - Danielle Adams

Graphic Novels

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Picture Book Den: DIALOGUE ONLY PICTURE BOOKS: The challenges, risks, pitfalls and how to overcome them By Clare Helen Welsh

Two Character Dialogue

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Your Questions on Queries: When to Nudge a Literary Agent - BookEnds Literary Agency
Note from Josh: With the Jewish holidays destroying my last month's productivity, the ever-gracious Danielle Burby has agreed to pinch hit this week. Querying writers: This is great advice. Back next week! JG The Art of Nudging an Agent I've...


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Picture Books That Sing: You Don’t Have to be a Poet to Write a Picture Book in Verse — Good Story Company
oothartheblue - Megan Hoyt

Lyrical and In Verse

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TEN Tips for WRITING BOARD BOOKS with Laura Sassi - Write2Ignite

Board Books

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FEELINGS Poem Template.pdf - Google Drive
Feelings Wheel
Building Connections Is a Life Skills Library-in-a-Box & We Love It!


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Elements of a great first line *makes the reader wonder something *sets the tone for the story *starts in the middle of the action *hints at a universal theme

First Lines

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Below are links to: HOW TO WRITE A SYSNOPSIS. Good to keep for a reference when you need to write one. PREPARING YOUR SYNOPSIS – Ten Questions SYNOPSIS CHECKLIST TIPS ON WRITING A SYNOPSIS CA…
Essential Submissions Tips: How to Write a Synopsis - Institute for Writers


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How To Create a Teacher's Guide for Your Children's Book

Picture Book Teacher Guides

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How to pace a picture book || story elements | writing craft | how to write for children | what is pacing


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How to Write a Query Letter That Gets Manuscript Requests | Jane Friedman

Query Letters

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Including Illustration Notes in Your Children's Book Manuscript | Kidlit
Picture book manuscripts and illustration notes, actual illustrations, and related issues.
Q+A: A Quick Note on Art Notes — Critter Lit

Art Notes

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