How to Write a Picture BookWriting a picture book
Timothy Knapman's magic formula for creating a picture book
Anyone who knows how to spell a storybook is Timothy Knapman. Timothy Knapman has more than 50 illustrated textbooks that have been released, which have been converted into 20 different tongues and are also famous for his theatrical work. Here he declares very liberally the mysterious spell recipe for the composition of a photo album.
We' ve got images, and the images will do much of the work for us - the whole depiction and a great amount of charme and comedy. So as we are writing, we always think about how our history can be narrated in images. But if the text is about a big bull, one image of a thin bull is not enough because the whole thing doesn't work - but that's all.
Keep in mind that formPicture usually consists of twelve two-page pages, so we have to tell our stories in twelve parts. This gives us a rythm, and we should be cautious to use this rythm by driving the plot evenly, so that the readers do not have the feeling that we have drifted around towards the end of the volume and all of a sudden squeeze too much into the last two or threereads.
There was a dim, gloomy road with a dim, gloomy home and a dim, gloomy room in the dim, gloomy room and a.... We turn the page..... Lights! Writing a textbook will help you to follow the proposals I have made, but there are many good ones that are breaking some or all of these ground rules the first.
Most importantly, the authors of these ledgers knew the existence of the regulations, and so deliberately decided to violate them, because that was the best way to tell their stories. The screenwriter Robert McKee has a saying that best summarises it: "Fearful, unexperienced authors follow them. Insurgent, uneducated authors are breaking regulations.