Let Them Read Layered Picture Books

Bring Depth to Your Manuscripts with Layered Writing

A truly delicious book must contain multiple layers. If you've ever gotten feedback that your story is "slight", Julie's recipe for creating a picture book with depth and heart is exactly what you need. You'll leave knowing how to bake layers into your own books.

Julie walks you through the 10 most prominent layers in successful picture books today, including an in-depth of analysis of two picture books to help you apply your knowledge to your own manuscripts. Includes additional Q&A session and handout.

Your Instructor

Julie Hedlund
Julie Hedlund

Julie Hedlund is an award-winning picture book author and founder of the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge. Since 2012, 12 x 12 has encouraged thousands of picture book writers to get their stories out of their heads and onto the page. Julie is a frequent speaker at writing retreats and conferences. Her picture book credits include Over, Bear! Under Where?, My Love For You is the Sun, and A Troop is a Group of Monkeys. Her next book, Song After Song: The Musical Life of Julie Andrews debuts in 2023.

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