Tips on Writing Picture Books

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1. Don’t preach
2. Unless you are an illustrator, publisher will choose their own
3. Picture books only 350 words or less and remember because it is short, doesn’t mean it’s easy
4. Picture books are rewritten over and over again
5. Read numerous children’s books
6. Read your own text out-loud
7. Keep in mind you’re writing for individuals that can’t read
8. Strong characters, strong story line and beautiful language the key elements
9. Make a dummy of your book and have someone else read it out loud

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