Picture Story Writing for KidsWriting picture stories for children
..and write every story that comes to my mind.
UP TO 10 TIPPS FOR WRITING CHILDREN'S IMAGE TEXTBOOKS
To find out more about writing picture albums, go to the picture album blueprint here and take his astonishing course on writing the best picture album ever. 1 - Do not sermonize to your readership or try to moralise, the story will turn out to be cumbersome. 3 - If the story has more than 1000 words, it is probably too long.
For example, Where The Wild Things Are, one of my favorite picture albums, contains less than 400 words. Although this is not entirely correct, there is an impression of how often a picture album has to be re-written in order to make it so. 5 - View the latest picture galleries.
Go see what's out there so you don't constrain yourself. 6 -Listen to your own text aloud. 7 - Keep in mind that you write for those who can't yet write themselves. That' s what I find most interesting in picture albums - the writer introduces words and tales into fruitful fantasies. Again, don't think that because the volume has only a few pages, you can save on each of these items.
9 - 32 pages is the usual length for a picture album. Create a phantom ledger by folds eight pages of sheet in two. Don't use the first few pages, these will be for title. It is for your own use only ( "don't mail it to a publisher"), but it is very valuable because it will show you exactly where your text works well and where it is missing.
10 - Now let someone else reread your story aloud. Keep in mindful that your reader will be a child and their caregiver - think of the grown-up who has to keep reading the work.