Week of October 30, 2011—Signs of the Time for Picture Book Writers
Wednesday, November 2—You Might Be A Picture Book Writer If . . .
What are the signs that you’re a picture book writer? Oh, there are many, and most of them have nothing to do with signed contracts or published books. I know 15 signs—if you know more, please add them as comments!
You might be a picture book writer if . . .
. . . you love to read books aloud.
. . . you look at the pictures first.
. . . you have no idea what dystopian means.
. . . you own a collection of Little Golden Books.
. . . the books on your list of classics are all 32-pages long.
. . . you know that Coretta, Caldecott, and kite are more than alliterated
. . . you long for denouement.
. . . you think all life experiences have three attempts and three failures
before success occurs.
. . . you have more picture books than shelves.
. . . you send covers, not queries.
. . . you use alliteration in your daily conversations.
. . . you debate the value of rhyme.
. . . your favorite main characters include animals.
. . . you feel panic when your word count approaches 500.
. . . you work with a dummy, and it’s not a person.