Things to ask yourself and things to be mindful of

THINGS TO ASK YOURSELF: 

– whose story is it? 

– what emotional state is the character in at the start? 

– what does the main character want? 

– what is the incident that sets the story in motion? 

– what are the obstacles? 

– what is at stake? 

– why should we care? 

– what do the characters learn? 

– how do they learn it and why? 

– how does it end? 

THINGS TO BE MINDFUL OF: 

– Writing a picture book is HARD! 

– Editing your own work is HARD! 

– Getting published is HARD! 

– Try the tips in this content… but don’t do it alone! 

– Network with other writers, join a critique group or find a critique partner you click with and trust.