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How to Make a Picture Book: Part 5

5 Tips for Sharing Your Picture Book Dummy Sharing your work when it’s not quite finished is a difficult thing to do. But at some point, you will have to do this. Agents and editors are used to seeing works-in-progress. Their goal is to make stories better. If you don’t have an agent or editor, there are other ways to get valuable feedback. Lori Hanson and I shared our picture…

How to Make a Picture Book, Part 4

The Making of Bubblegum Princess       Creating a Picture Book Dummy The launch of KidLit TV had me fairly busy this past fall and I’m thankful that Lori was able to fill in by sharing how she created all the characters—from Queen to corgi—for Bubblegum Princess. But before I continue the series, I’d like to share something about Lori. She’s been invited to study with Jules Feiffer this…

How to Make a Picture Book, part 3e

Today, Lori Hanson, illustrator of Bubblegum Princess, continues her posts about character development through illustration. Thanks, Lori! ♦ ♦ ♦ After attending a winter SCBWI conference in New York City in 2011, I was flying over the continent, sketchbook in hand, to return home to California. Now, I will admit that flying in a 747 from coast- to- coast isn’t exactly what it might feel like to catch air thermals…

How to Make a Picture Book, part 3d

Character Development/ A Collaborative Process Developing the Characters for the Bubblegum Princess    by illustrator Lori Hanson Today, I’m delighted to welcome Lori Hanson, illustrator of Bubblegum Princess — the other half of the collaboration team with author Julie Gribble. Lori will explain how the illustrations contribute to the development of the characters. Thanks, Lori, for adding your perspective to this series! And now, here’s Lori — The eighteen months…

How To Make a Picture Book, part 3c

I’m delighted that Julie Gribble is back with her monthly guest post on the making of her picture book Bubblegum Princess. Welcome back, Julie! The Making of Bubblegum Princess Story and Character Development – Part 3c: A Collaboration Children’s book writers are there with our readers when they’re very young, learning how to negotiate the terrain, from first shaky steps, falls and bumps. The characters we create can be another hand children…

How to Make a Picture Book, Part 3b

The Making of Bubblegum Princess Story Development, Part 2: Our corgis can fly! It’s extremely frustrating when you know your picture book story is not quite working, but you don’t know why, or how to fix it. Maybe you’ve become wedded to the plot, or tangled in rhyme, or too fond of your characters to cause them any grief, but whatever the reason, being dissatisfied with your manuscript is a good…

How to Make a Picture Book, part 3

How to Make a Picture Book, part 3 Story Development   Julie Gribble is back with the third installment of her blog series. You’re going to like this… … … Bonjour, mes amis! I’m taking a break from sightseeing in Old Montreal to write this post. It’s a nippy spring day and the shining sun is trying its best to offer some relief. So I’m giving it a head start…

How to Make a Picture Book — The Making of Bubblegum Princess: Part 2: Choosing your Illustrator/Choosing your Author

It’s the second Monday of the month, and that means it’s time for Julie Gribble’s guest post series on How to Make a Picture Book. I love the subtitle of today’s post: Choosing your Illustrator/Choosing your Author or How to Find a Best Friend for You and Your Story. If you missed the first post in the series, last month, click here. If you have any questions, or would like more information on…