Join Victoria Sherrow on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, as she leads you through a sampler of her awesome picture-book workshop! In the process, help support moms and little ones in need.
In this two-hour, in-person gathering, you’ll learn about different types of picture books, including “slice of life” stories, fantasy, realistic stories, folktales, talking animals, and more. You’ll hear how picture-book writers shape an idea into a manuscript with “child appeal.” Victoria will touch on techniques for plotting, character development, description, viewpoint, and pacing.
Style and presentation are especially important, so we’ll discuss ways to give the manuscript a pleasing rhythm and “read-aloud” qualities, with a text that flows well and fits the picture book format. You’ll learn what editors are looking for. Why do they say “yes” to some manuscripts and reject others?