Daily Archives: March 18, 2013

Putting the Egg Together – Writing Picture Books

The fallacy: “Writing children’s picture books should be as easy as, well, cracking an egg from a long drop.”

This fallacy shares a bed with: “It’s only a few hundred words. I can crank that out in my sleep.”

And there’s another hiding under the covers: “I read picture books when I was a kid, and I’ve read them to kids. That makes me an expert.”

Makes for a pretty crowded bed, eh?

Shortly after stripping the bed and exposing these thoughts to the world, writers begin to mutter, “I didn’t know it would be this difficult.” Continue reading



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