Sunday, May 23, 2010

Working on a Picture Book

I'm attending SCBWI-OK's Escape from Reality Weekend Retreat for Nonfiction Writers in June and working on a nonfiction picture book. It's much harder than I thought!

I spent several days researching, then more days outlining, then more days trying to figure out how to make thousands of words fit into a 16-page picture book that is fun to read. I didn't even get enough of the book done in time to send in a critique copy. I have a lot to learn

The teacher for this retreat is Melissa Stewart who has written dozens of nonfiction children's book. I'm looking forward to learning from her. Maybe, with her help, I'll get one written yet!

Love this video about Book Signings!

I haven't done one yet, and this definitely does not look like fun!