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The best advice I can offer is that you find critique partners. (You can post a request for partners on these boards.) Your question depends entirely on the manuscript. It's good to have illustration ideas because the manuscript will need to be illustrated. But keep in mind that this part of the project isn't up to you unless you self publish. The editor, art director, and illustrator determine the final art.

I hope this is helpful.
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Picture Books (PB) / Visual Imagery vs Strength of Text balance.
« Last post by AZSalsman on Today at 01:31 PM »
I am not sure how best to ask this, likely because I have new to writing and have never written a picture book, let alone submitted one to an agent for processing.

I have already submitted my offering and am in that bland "waiting to here back" stage.

However,  as I wait, I realize that as I read my manuscript, I have a certain tone and imagery in my head (in a general sense as I am not an illustrator) to go along with the words. I am assuming that the agent or recipient of my proposal is only reading the text and building their own idea of the visuals which may or may not be what I have in mind.

Does anyone have any insight into how much of my "great" story is the imagery in my head and how much is the strength of the text?

 :running

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PAL Book Promotion / Re: Book Birthday!
« Last post by JodyJS on Today at 12:19 PM »
Thanks, Sharon!
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PAL Book Promotion / Re: Book Birthday!
« Last post by Schriscoe on Today at 08:14 AM »
Congrats, Jody!!! What AWESOME reviews!!!  :yourock
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PAL Book Promotion / Re: Book Birthday!
« Last post by JodyJS on Today at 05:46 AM »
I see what you did there, Melissa!

You guys are so great! Thanks so much for celebrating with me.

 :running :running :running

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PAL Book Promotion / Re: Book Birthday!
« Last post by mghiggins on Today at 05:35 AM »
What gneiss reviews! You must be so excited to have your book out in the world. :yay
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PAL Book Promotion / Re: Book Birthday!
« Last post by jodyjl on Yesterday at 02:44 PM »
 :yay Jody!

What incredible reviews, too! I particularly liked the Kirkus review "take for granite."  :lol4

I'd love to add this book to my classroom library.

Happy Book Birthday to you!

Jody
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PAL Book Promotion / Re: Book Birthday!
« Last post by write2live on Yesterday at 02:02 PM »
Congrats, Jody! So happy for you! Can't wait to see it.  :yourock
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PAL Book Promotion / Re: Book Birthday!
« Last post by Jayca on Yesterday at 01:55 PM »
Congrats, Jody! It's such a wonderfully cute and clever PB!!!
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PAL Book Promotion / Re: Book Birthday!
« Last post by Stephanie Shaw on Yesterday at 01:17 PM »
  :yourock CONGRATULATIONS, JODY!
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