Wow…what a journey this has been…it’s hard to believe we started out last November in 2013 to learn how to write the first draft of a nonfiction picture book. First we went through the step-by-step process over about three months (if you subtract time off for the holidays). Then we upped our pace and tried it in three weeks. And most recently, we really sped up the process and I showed you how to write the first draft of a nonfiction picture book in just one week.
Hip hip hooray for each and every one of you who actually wrote a nonfiction picture book during all this time. And some of you have been working on more than one, ’cause you’ve been writing to tell me so. Good for you!
So, once again, I wanted to offer you a fun little picture you can post on your website or blog, or just print out and hang if your office if you want! Just as a way to validate all the hard work (and hopefully fun!) you’ve been having in our journey together.
Here it is, nice and big if you want to save it and print it out:
And here it is as a cute little thumbnail if you want to save it and put it on your website or blog:
I’m going to walk you through the editing process I take to polish my nonfiction picture book manuscript until it’s the best I know how to make it at this point in my career.
Many times, people ask me for writing tips and strategies on specific SKILLS of writing for children.
So now’s the time. So roll up your sleeves and get out your editor’s hat. Bring along the manuscript you just wrote or grab another nonfiction picture book manuscript that you’ve been working on. Because we’re going to have some fun learning great skills we can use to improve our writing craft. Right here. On my blog.
See you in the next post!