Posted by: nancyisanders | April 11, 2014

Nonfiction Picture Book in 3 Weeks: Week 1


One more hour of research.

One more time to read your mentor text.

Now you’re ready to make the outline for your own nonfiction picture book. You can download a blank outline to use on the site of my writing buddies, Writing According to Humphrey and Friends. Just scroll down to find the OUTLINE FOR A NONFICTION PICTURE BOOK. It’s available as a one-page worksheet to print out and fill in by hand or you can download it as a document file to type into on your computer.

CLICK HERE for tips on outlining your story’s BEGINNING.

CLICK HERE for tips on outlining your story’s MIDDLE.

CLICK HERE for tips on outlining your story’s ENDING.

By taking time to brainstorm and plan key plot points of your story this week, you’re creating a roadmap to follow next week when you sit down to actually write your story. Don’t feel as if these ideas are written in stone. They’re just here to guide you in the right direction.

If you’ve been diligent about getting this all done and up-to-date, take a breather! Go ahead and relax so you’ll be ready to go again next week. But if your schedule has been hectic and you’re a little behind, go ahead and use this weekend to catch up if you can.

But most of all, have fun!!!!!


  1. Nancy, Thanks again for your generosity. You are forever “paying it forward”. I’m pleased to know you.

    • You’re welcome, Mona! Writing is such a lonely occupation at times. It’s nice to be connected with other writers like this, don’t you think?

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