Are you a librarian who has always wanted to write and traditionally publish a picture book? Have any of these internal messages created a roadblock?
- “It’s too daunting” “I don’t have time” “I’m a librarian, not a writer”
- “I don’t know how to [insert appropriate phrase] come up with a good idea, format a manuscript, get good feedback, pick a publisher”
- “I have a draft but it sits on my computer/in my drawer because I don’t know what to do next”
In this workshop, Carrie will take you through the process of creating a first draft of a picture book including: idea generation (with an eye toward market sensibilities), parts of a picture book and why understanding picture book format is important for the writing process, page turns and PB forms, creating a book dummy for non-artists, loglines and how they can keep you on track throughout the writing process. Along the way, we’ll take time to apply what we discuss so attendees will leave the breakout having made solid steps forward toward an outline, first draft, or better draft.