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Tools for Picture Book Writers
Monster’s Publication Timeline
“A good picture book can almost be whistled…All have their own melodies behind the storytelling.”
~ Margaret Wise Brown
Tools for Middle Grade/Young Adult Novelists
Are You a Plotter?
I used to believe planning out my novel would stifle my creativity so I never did it. And it takes me years to complete a book. That’s not the case for other writers. Some of them write and revise as they go and the end result is just what they want. I discover too much along the way and find any revision I did early on is often wasted. So…now I am in love with planning ahead and plotting. Some of you may know I’m a huge fan of Michael Hauge’s 6-point structure. Along with other resources, his structure helped me tremendously. If you want a wonderful overview, check out the video to the right!
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