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Adria Goetz Mar 21
Hey ! Chiming in with my tips, which certainly are not revolutionary, but: join an SCBWI critique group, read as many PBs as possible, keep writing new stories, let your work sit in a time marinade, be patient and kind, and pay attention to what kids talk about/like.
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Adria Goetz Mar 22
Hello ! I could not possibly narrow my list of favorite picture books down any further. I apologize for nothing.
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Julie Hampton Sep 10
Happy book birthday to my picture book Betty Builds It! Thanks for celebrating with me & weathering the Betty-all-the-time Tweetstorm!
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Stacey Corrigan Mar 26
finalists announced today. 2016 Me: What's PBParty? 2017 Me: Submitted. Didn't get selected. 2018 Me: Finalist. Didn't sign. Agented 7 mos. later. Today won't determine your success or failure as a writer, what you do with what you've learned will.
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Lindsay (My Name Is Lindsay Not Leslie) Leslie Mar 20
Replying to @JustinRColon
I love seeing all the replies about entering & participating in . Way to get yourself out there, people! My fun thing was getting this cutie (my 2nd PB) in the mail...
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Lindsay (My Name Is Lindsay Not Leslie) Leslie Mar 26
Congrats to all selected for ! For those of you who did not get selected, your time may be right around the corner. In fact, I'm one of those who did not get selected in 2017. But my chance came a few months later & now THIS BOOK IS SPINELESS sits on shelves! Keep trying!
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Alyssa Eisner Henkin Mar 27
Between the third grader winning his first basketball tournament and husband obsessing over the NCAA, is here. I look forward to some manuscript madness as we kick off . The search for my final 4 is on!
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PJ McIlvaine Jun 20
And that's a wrap! Thanks to everyone who joined our ! Celebrate because it's your time to shine! And thanks to my wonderful co-host !!! Couldn't do it without you, lady!
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Laurie Smollett Kutscera Mar 26
Congratulations to all the finalists. What a great experience. Thanks so much ⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩ got your generous spirit and for creating this wonderful opportunity!
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Katy Rubin May 23
Powerful words about participatory democracy and equity from Sanjiv Rao, director of Civic Engagement and Govt at tonight "closing the gap btwn demanding change and designing that change" !!
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Katie L. Carroll Mar 27
Putting it out to that I'm open to finding a few new picture book critique partners. I write non-rhyming fiction and nonfiction. I have published novels and have done some freelance novel editing but am newer to the picture book category.
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Margaret Aitken Mar 22
The hardest thing for me about writing a picture book is that you are only writing 50% of a book. You have to imagine illustrations which don't exist yet and so you never quite feel the manuscript is "finished" Anyone agree??
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Callie Metler-Smith Mar 22
I have way to many favorites to list to them all, but here are a few of my faves: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, Duck on a Bike, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, and There is a Monster at the End of the Book, and any Fancy Nancy!
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Teresa Mar 24
I try to cut out extra words by using simple, active verbs instead of more complicated phrases. In one of my MSs, I had the phrase "I try to tiptoe." Today I summoned my inner Yoda and said "There is no TRY!" Now it just says "I tiptoe." Shorter, stronger, better.
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Jillian Mackenzie Mar 25
To keep word count low, I play tricks on myself. I’ll cut and paste a section of text down to the bottom of the page just to “see what it looks like without it.” Turns out, if I don’t miss it, I didn’t need it.
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Monica Acker Mar 19
Proud of you all for putting yourselves out there for . I decided to wait in the wings while my MS matures, but I am cheering for you all wildly.
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Hollie Wolverton Mar 27
has many more winners than just the talented finalists. We all got to learn, improve and make connections - like the new online critique group a few of us just formed. Those with experience in this, how do you handle 8 people critiquing each other's work?
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tara hannon Mar 26
For me, rejection is not fun or easy. But when faced with rejection, it helps me to remember that it is the same day it was before I got the news and that I am the same person I was before I got the news. So in essence, nothing much has changed.
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Emily Ramquist Mar 22
My mc is a pragmatic unicorn named Leonard, and I love him. I picture him as a cross between Dwight from The Office and Chidi on The Good Place. He would totally hang a banner at your party saying, "It is your birthday." 😂
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CJ Penko Mar 25
Replying to @MindyAlyseWeiss
✏ I definitely throw it all up on paper as soon as it springs into my head. But then my editing process is neverending. It's frustrating but if i don't write it down quickly i lose some of the magic of the story.
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