THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RETIRED.
Picture book texts are getting shorter. In fact, many agents and editors
have put a 500-word limit on new picture book manuscripts. But how do
you write a story -- complete with fully-developed characters, a plot
with a beginning, middle and end, and page-turning action -- in 500
This workshop from Picture Book Summit 2015 contains a 45-minute video with Laura Backes walking you step-by-step through the process of creating a 500 word picture book, and giving you examples of several published picture books to study. You'll leave this workshop with fill-in PDF worksheets to start crafting your own picture book story of 500 words or less.
Get started on your next manuscript today!
Laura Backes is publisher of Children’s Book Insider, The Children’s Writing Monthly, and co-owner of WritingBlueprints.com (along with husband Jon Bard). Laura has edited and critiqued thousands of picture book manuscripts. Her credits include Best Books for Kids Who (Think They) Hate to Read (Random House); articles for Writer’s Digest, The Writer and Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market; and technical editor of Writing Children’s Books for Dummies.