Angela E Hunt
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Writing a short book for children ought to be easy, right? Not if you don't know what you're doing. The picture book is an art form with a definite blueprint, and you deviate from it at your peril.
Like all of the Writing Lessons from the Front books, this book is brief. There are other books with philosophies and backgrounds and lots of full color illustrations on glossy pages, and this isn’t one of them. This is a simple, practical book that will give you the nuts-and-bolts information you need to write a good picture book. Combine that with inspiration and your imagination, and you should be good to go.
Veteran author Angela Hunt has written over 180 books, including more than a dozen picture books, including the best-selling THE TALE OF THREE TREES.More info →
Does your book bog down in the middle? Do you have pages on which nothing really happens? Do people skip or skim large portions of your manuscript? Then you're probably lacking tension. From years of teaching writing, novelist Angela Hunt knows that maintaining tension is one of the most difficult challenges a fiction writer faces. Learn some of the techniques you can use to maintain tension and hook readers so completely that they can't put your book down.More info →