Because it seems so easy to do. If you want your picture book to rise to the top of the unsolicited pile you need more than an amazing character preferably not a talking broomstick and a great story. Define a target market. Pick an age group and write a relatable story for them.
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How do you think writers should capture teen voices? And who do you think does it really well? Tell us on Twitter GdnChildrensBks and by email childrens. There is something about that time — all the anxiety and worry and insecurity but also all the excitement and thrill of discovering boys and sex and drinking for the first time — that seems to be indelibly imprinted onto my subconscious and, as a result, accessing all those emotions is easy for me. One way is to remember. You have to be in touch with your teenage self in some way, and your old teenage friends. William Sutcliffe, author of Concentr8 and The Wall You are taking a big risk as an author when you try to replicate the voice of someone odd years younger than you, living in a world very different from the one you inhabited yourself at that age.
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It might be tempting to think that writing a children's picture book is easier than writing a full-length novel. However, a picture book actually requires all the same major storytelling elements that a novel does — such as well-drawn characters and an intriguing plot — just in a much smaller space. The good news is that if you can achieve these things with engaging illustrations to boot! Luckily, coming up with an idea for your picture book is essentially the same as coming up with an idea for any book, for any age category. For instance, your picture book idea might center around specific childhood experiences, such as:.