I am passionate about storyshaping and helping authors and illustrators to create the book that inspires them.
I like to blog about the craft of writing picture
Learning to Wait – Childhood Training for Becoming a
Picture Book Author
Openings with a Promise – the Emotional Journey of Your Character
Step-by-Step Picture Book Writing In Layers
Ask a Question – Write a Story
I have teamed up with Ellie Farmer (Commissioning Editor at Little Tiger Press) to blog for
SCBWI's Words & Pictures' monthly Ask a Picture Book Editor column, where you can ask us anything you’d like about picture books.
See our blog posts here:
How to Submit Professionally - The Cover Letter
How to Submit Professionally - Picture Book Illustrators
What Makes a Good Cover and Title
Acquisitions and What You Can Expect Next
Self-Promotion 1: Building Your Online Presence
Self-Promotion 2: Building Your Offline Presence (school visits etc)
Bookfairs and Why they Matter
How Many Pages in a Picture Book?
12 Top Tips for Picture Book Writers/Illustrators
Harnessing Your Creativity: Ten Techniques to Springboard New Story Ideas
Does Your Plot Read Like a List? Episodic Plots
Beginnings: Why the First 50 Words Must Grab Editors
Visually Compelling & Successful Picture Books: the View from the Art
Going Beyond the Book: Interactive Picture Books