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Hello everyone,
I've been writing and reading picture books for quite some times, but seem to be getting nowhere.  :faint
I came across the picture book bluerpint by Laura Backes.
I know no formula can make a book get published, or everybody would be doing the same thing, but as I seem to be getting stuck, and the critics I get from my group aren't detangling the problem, or at least not enough to get an agent, I was just wondering if any one had bought this blueprint and if so, had it been helpful or not?
Thanks for your help.  :grouphug2
#1 - October 28, 2019, 02:33 AM
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Marie, I don't know about Laura Backes' PB Blueprint but the way you are immersing yourself in the PB is what I do too. I also love PB Builders, a blog where they share good PBs and do a bit of dissecting: https://picturebookbuilders.com/

Some good how to books on PB writing are by Ann Paul Whitford, Anastasia Suen, Linda Ashman. I also find Write it Right by Sandy Asher a very helpful book because you can see how the stories were revised. These might help you too in your journey. Best wishes.
#2 - October 28, 2019, 07:05 AM
BOUND (Bodach Books, 2018)
TEN EASTER EGGS (Scholastic, 2015)
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Hi Vijaya,
thank you for all those suggestions. I'm going to have a look. :)
#3 - October 28, 2019, 09:57 AM
MA in creative writing. Author of upper middle-grade novel and chocoholic and SCBWI member

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