Posts Tagged ‘tricks’

4 Ways to Write Better Characters

When you think about characters in children’s books, there will undoubtedly be a few that stand out from your own childhood reading. You probably remember the awesome protagonist from that book your mom or dad used to read you before bed, or the devious villain from a chapter book your elementary school teacher read in…

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Pushing Your Plot with Page Turns

Today’s 1-minute writing tip is about pacing. More specifically how to use page turns as a great way to drive your plot forward. Sometimes we want to slow our readers down. Other times we want them to speed up. In these instances, a great way to drive the reader forward in your book is to…

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Creating Characters from Wants and Needs

Today’s 1-minute writing tip is about creating characters, and stories, by using wants and needs. I've found that one of the best ways to create fun and interesting characters is to give them something to want...and then take it away from them. I know. I know. It sounds mean. But we're authors. It's kind of…

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Welcome to the Write Picture Books That Sell Blog!

Yes! You see that right! We're starting our very own blog. With great writing tips and tricks that you can put into practice right away. If you've provided your email and downloaded our 35 tips for knocking revisions out of the ballpark, you'll get first access to new tips and tricks as they are posted. If…

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