As you can see, my writing buddy, Pitterpat, has been helping me with plots. Or should I say helping me organize my books on plot?!
As I mentioned in a previous post, I have a bunch of books with information about plots. These books are divided into 4 main categories:
How to write picture books
How to write for children
How to write a novel
I wanted to let you know the titles of the books I’m exploring right now to help me learn more about plots.
In this post I’ll list the 2 books I have for “How to Write Picture Books.”
How to Write a Children’s Picture Book, Volume I: Structure
by Eve Heidi Bine-Stock
This is a must-have for any children’s writer who wants to write picture books. It discusses and teaches all about how to structure your picture book, which is essential when plotting your story.
Writing Picture Books
by Ann Whitford Paul
Another must-have book for picture book writers. While covering a lot of ground about writing picture books, this book also includes a helpful chapter on plotting your picture book.
I have read both these books, refer to them often, and continue to learn a lot from them. I am referring back to them as I’m learning more about plotting a children’s story from beginning to end.
Do you know of any other how-to-write books that deal exclusively with picture books? If so, let us know the titles!!!!
In my next post I’ll list the titles of books I have on writing for children in general that contain information about plotting techniques.