My fourth children’s picture book to the editor so thought I’d share with you a bit about my process.
Writing a children’s picture book isn’t easy, but it doesn’t need to be daunting.
As with all stories, it begins with an idea.
Here is how my new idea began. A friend’s grandson gave me the spark of an idea when she shared his reaction to A Reluctant Little Prince. Apparently, he was fascinated with the firefighter page.
A nugget of an idea began to form in the back of my mind. As the days and weeks passed, I played with several versions of what to do with my flickering flame.
Eventually, the story came together.
Now I must decide whether to attempt the illustrations myself or find an affordable illustrator.
Hope to have the new book released in the fall. Wish me luck.
If you have an idea swirling around in your mind, go for it. Here are some tips that might help.
Josh Funk’s Guide to Writing Picture Books
Check out the other posts I’ve written in the past about writing picture books.
Do you think writing a picture book is easy?
What you need to know about writing a children’s book?
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Are you an illustrator? I hope you’ll reach out to me. I’d like to see your work.
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