A PATH TO PUBLISHING

The 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 AND SELL A PICTURE BOOK WITH A PLOT Homework PDF
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All homework appears on-screen in the How to Write and Sell A Picture Book Videos. However, if you would like to have a PDF of all the homework you can purchase it here.

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How to Write and Sell a Picture Book with a Plot PICTURE BOOK EXAMPLES LIST
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Picture Book Videos
PICTURE BOOK EXAMPLES LIST

All books are mentioned or appear on-screen in the How to Write and Sell a Picture Book Videos. However, if you would like to have a PDF of all books mentioned you can purchase it here.

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HOW TO WRITE AND SELL A PICTURE BOOK VIDEO SERIES
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Picture Book Writers, work with Literary Agent Jill Corcoran and Plot Whisperer Martha Alderson to develop your concept, characters, plot, page-turns, etc plus learn how to write your query and submit your work to agents and editors.

You get 7 Videos with over 4.5 hours of step-by-step instruction and exercises plus an agent's insider tips to teach you how to create and then sell picture books that agents, editors and readers will love. 

 

INTRODUCTION
Video #1 = INTRODUCTION
JILL:
• Different kinds of PB
• Art and Illustration
• Our focus here
MARTHA:
• Character and action-driven PB w/ examples of each:
o Balloons over Broadway (action only)
o Tea Party Rules (character & action)

OVERALL STORY LEVEL
Video #2: HOW TO CHOOSE a PB TO WRITE
JILL:
• Let the CONCEPT be Your Guide
MARTHA:
• Commit
• Beginning, Middle, End
• Parameters of each
• Character Traits

PLOT AND DESIGN LEVEL
Video #3: ENERGETIC MARKERS
JILL:
• Review concept material covered in Video #2
• Common concept problems
MARTHA:
• Introduce Plot Planner
• Major turning points in every great Picture Book and how to arrange them into a plot
JILL:
• Rhyming in PB

Video #4: TAKE-AWAY, PITCH, PLOT & TRANSFORMATION
JILL:
• Review
• Take-away / concept
MARTHA:
• Layers of Plot
• Character Transformational Summary

SCENE LEVEL
Video #5: BEGIN WRITING
MARTHA:
• Review
• Definition of Antagonist
• Antagonist’s Climax
JILL:
• Voice
MARTHA:
• Character Goals / Motivation
• Begin Writing

WORD LEVEL
Video #6: REVISION + THEME
JILL:
• Review
• How to Revise: All about logic
• Every word perfect, active verbs, age appropriate, length
MARTHA:
• Elements of Theme
• Test your turning points
• Rewrite your PB

NOW WHAT?
Video #7: HOW TO SUBMIT
JILL:
• How and Who to Submit to
MARTHA:
• Wrap-up

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