How to Write a Children's Picture Book That Sells OnDemand Webinar

How to Write a Children's Picture Book That Sells OnDemand Webinar

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  • How to come up with a great plot
  • How to create page-turning points
  • How to make a dummy book, and why you need one
  • How to use language to reach a very young audience
  • How to think visually
  • How to avoid the taboos in writing for children
  • How to handle illustration - what to do if you're an illustrator, and what to do if you're not
  • How to learn from all of the great picture books throughout history that changed the way we write for children today


Are you thinking about writing a picture book and don't know where to start? Have you written several but haven't been able to interest agents or editors? In this ondemand webinar you'll learn everything you need to know to not only write a picture book, but also write one that sells.

Literary Agent Jennifer De Chiara has more than fifteen years' experience working with picture book authors - helping them create story ideas, editing their manuscripts, and selling their work to major publishers. She'll share with you the tips and tricks of her trade to help you become a published picture book author, whether you only have a story idea you've always wanted to develop or a finished manuscript you don't quite know what to do with or have had trouble selling to a publisher.

Learn everything from the basics of picture book writing to the finer points that will make your picture book shine and end up on the shelves of bookstores, and in the hands of children, everywhere. 


Jennifer De Chiara is President and Owner of the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, which she founded in 2001. The agency represents both children's and adult books, fiction and non-fiction, in a wide range of genres and represents many best-selling, award-winning authors, including PEN and Edgar Award-winning author Matthew J. Kirby, PEN Award-winning author Carol Lynch Williams, Newbery Honor Medal-winner Margi Preus, Lambda Award-winning YA novelist Brent Hartinger, best-selling children's book authors Chanda Bell and Carol Aebersold (Elf On The Shelf), best-selling, award-winning Cathie Pelletier (aka K.C. McKinnon), and the estate of #1 New York Times best-selling author Sylvia Browne. The agency has a strong presence in Hollywood, with many film and television projects produced or in development.

NOTE: Writer's Digest does not offer refunds for OnDemand Webinars. All sales are final. OnDemand Webinars do NOT include a critique.

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