Posts by Adam

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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Ideas are Everywhere Part 1

http://youtu.be/dfgWO7yo_no Welcome back to the Write Picture Books That Sell (WPBTS) blog! Your home for tips and advice on picture book writing. Your 1-minute idea generation tip for Monday is about beginning to find ideas wherever they exist. And they ARE everywhere. Consider something you love. Is it a food? A game? A hobby? What…

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Try This Great Free Editing App

Today’s 1-minute writing tip is about Hemingway App a great free writing resource. You do the writing and the app does the heavy lifting. Hemingway app highlights passive voice, adverbs, adjectives and many other areas you might want to target for edits. Give it a try today: http://www.hemingwayapp.com And please let us know if there's…

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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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Generating Ideas From Problems & Solutions

Your 1 Minute idea generation tip for today is about putting yourself inside your reader’s mind, figuring out what kinds of problems they might face, and creating unique and fun solutions to those problems. For more tips, tricks, and writing how-to subscribe to our YouTube channel or join our mailing list below! Do you like…

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Minimize Excessive Word Use

I've always struggled a bit with editing. How about you? Well, if you're like me, then you'll love our new Friday editing tips. Starting with this week's tip on minimizing excessive word use. What do you think? Was this tip helpful? What kind of tips, or tricks, would you be interested in seeing in the…

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Make Writing a Habit

It doesn't matter what you write, only that you are writing. Yeah, I know, we all want to get right to work on our masterpiece. But it's maybe even more important to develop a good habit of writing before we make that leap. Not only will it make things easier for you once you start…

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Developing Ideas From Books, Film or Plays

https://youtu.be/5WTCUJTlLrU Start your week with a new idea! Try rethinking a classic novel, movie, or play by adding a new twist. Think CRANKENSTEIN by Samantha Berger & Dan Santat. Be playful with your experimentation. What wild and crazy things can you do to change the story? Do you like our content? Please share, follow, and…

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Children's Book Writing Resources

Check out our FREE children's book writing resources! Write Picture Books That Sell has always offered a bunch of fantastic writing tools, such as our online class, 1-on-1 coaching program, manuscript review services, and more. But now, we are super excited to announce a whole new way to get our great picture book writing advice!…

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