Picture Book Talks

Life is full of learning and teaching opportunities. Whenever I can accomplish both at the same time, I am happy.

When I give one of my picture book talks at a library, a classroom, a book store, church, or wherever else I’m invited, I not only provide information fellow dreamers and writers will find useful, I also learn a lot myself. Dreamers like you provide me with inspiration and whenever I’m inspired, I learn.

Below are the picture book talks/seminars I give, along with what each attendee should bring and the approximate length. Please contact me if you need more information.

Picture Book Writing for Dreamers

 

Not an actual book.  For promotion purposes only

Not an actual book.
For promotion purposes only

TOPICS COVERED:
1) First steps to take to be a successful picture book writer.
2) Story ideas and characters
3) How many and what types of words to use.
4) Show vs. Tell.
5) Where do the illustrations come from?
6) Rhyming picture books are for talented poets only.
7) The importance of critique groups
8) Important resources for your picture book writing success.

(topics covered are tentative. More topics may be covered depending on time spent during Q&A sessions)

ATTENDEES NEED TO BRING: A dream to be a published picture book author, a notebook and a picture book text if you have one.

APPROXIMATE LENGTH: 90 minutes

 
 
 
 

Picture Book Submissions for Dreamers

 

Not an actual book.  For promotion purposes only

Not an actual book.
For promotion purposes only


TOPICS COVERED:
1) Submission is mandatory if you want to be published
2) Do you need an agent to submit your work?
3) Open vs. Closed Houses (publishers)
4) The difference between query and cover letters
5) Writing winning query and cover letters
6) My submission “do not do” list
7) Decoding rejections

(topics covered are tentative. More may be covered depending on time spent during Q&A sessions)

ATTENDEES NEED TO BRING: A dream to be a published picture book author, a notebook and a picture book text if you have one.

APPROXIMATE LENGTH: 90 minutes