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Title: Format Issues
Post by: monique-wakefield on June 05, 2015, 04:19 PM
 :slaphead I wrote a picturebook that's meant to interact with the reader similar to Mo Willems' books. I'm having a hard time with the format. I know my character will probably be speaking with bubbles, but do I incorporate that? I have one character speaking most of the time. Can I write it out like a play so it will make sense who is talking without having to put illustration notes in? I can't seem to find anything on the internet that's similar for a manuscript. Any advice would help.

Thank you :faint
Title: Re: Format Issues
Post by: monique-wakefield on June 07, 2015, 01:32 PM
After doing further research, I found the answer. Maybe I shouldn't try doing research at 3:oo a.m.

 :bewildered
Title: Re: Format Issues
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on June 08, 2015, 07:40 AM
In case others read the thread and want the answer, I think the play format is fine. Your cover/query letter or a single art note on top would indicate that speech bubbles are intended.

If you found something else, please let us know.
Title: Re: Format Issues
Post by: monique-wakefield on June 12, 2015, 02:34 PM
Hey Debbie

I found that for my story, the best way would be to put it in a play format.  I just wanted to make sure it was ok do set it up this way for a manuscript. Thanks for the help.