A PATH TO PUBLISHING

Plot Whisperer Martha Alderson and Literary Agent Jill Corcoran are here to support your author's journey

The Plot Whisperer Martha Alderson and Literary Agent Jill Corcoran are here to support your author's journey.

HOW TO WRITE & SELL YOUR PICTURE BOOK 

http://vimeo.com/ondemand/writesellpicturebook

Video #1 = INTRODUCTION  
JILL:
•    Different kinds of PB
•    Art and Illustration
•    Our focus here

MARTHA:
•    Character and action-driven PB 
•    HOMEWORK

 

OVERALL STORY LEVEL

Video #2: HOW TO CHOOSE a PB TO WRITE

JILL:
•    Write more than 1 PB at a time
•    Let the CONCEPT be Your Guide
•    HOMEWORK

MARTHA:
•    The exact right CHARACTER & ACTION for your PB
•    HOMEWORK

HOMEWORK FOR VIDEO #2

 

PLOT AND DESIGN LEVEL

Video #3: ENERGETIC MARKERS 

JILL:
•    Review of material covered in Video #1 
•    Concept too slight
•    HOMEWORK

MARTHA:
•    Beginning, Middle, End
•    Needs of each section
•    HOMEWORK

JILL:
•    Rhyming in PB

HOMEWORK FOR VIDEO #3

 

Video #4: TAKE-AWAY PITCH, PLOT & TRANSFORMATION 

JILL:
•    Review
•    Take-away
•    Pitch
•    HOMEWORK

MARTHA:
•    Layers of Plot
•    Transformational Summary
•    HOMEWORK

JILL:
•    Pitch
•    HOMEWORK

HOMEWORK FOR VIDEO #4

 

SCENE LEVEL

Video #5: HOW TO MAKE A DUMMY + EXAMPLE

JILL:
•    Review
•    How to make a dummy
•    Page Turns
•    HOMEWORK

MARTHA:
•    Elements of a Character-Driven PB
•    Example of a successful Character-Driven PB
•    Moment all is lost
•    HOMEWORK

JILL:
•    Reading your PB aloud
•    HOMEWORK

HOMEWORK FOR VIDEO #5

 

Video #6: BEGIN WRITING 

JILL:
•    Review
•    2-second Pitch
•    HOMEWORK

MARTHA:
•    Elements of an Action-Driven PB 
•    Example of a successful Action-Driven PB
•    Antagonist’s Climax
•    HOMEWORK

JILL:
•    Begin Writing
•    HOMEWORK


HOMEWORK FOR VIDEO #6

 

WORD LEVEL

Video #7: EDITTING + THEME 

JILL:
•    Review
•    All about logic
•    How to Edit: every word perfect, active verbs, age appropriate, length
•    HOMEWORK

MARTHA:
•    Elements of Theme in a Meaning-Driven PB 
•    Example of a successful Meaning-Driven PB
•    HOMEWORK

HOMEWORK FOR VIDEO #6

 

Video #8: HOW TO SUBMIT 

JILL:
•    Review
•    How and Who to Submit to
•    HOMEWORK

MARTHA:
•    Rewriting and Revising
•    HOMEWORK

 

 

 

To talk with Literary Agent Jill Corcoran and Plot Whisperer Martha Alderson about any questions you have during and after you watch the videos, come on over to the A PATH TO PUBLISHING facebook group and we will help you there. facebook.com/groups/apathtopublishing/

For ADVANCED PICTURE BOOK Online Video-Conference Workshops please see http://apathtopublishing.com/for-picture-book-writers/