Are you preparing a picture book to submit to an agent? Or is there a family story you want to give as a gift to your family? Or your creative spirit has led you to the beautiful form of a picture book. Just know this:
“Stories move in circles …
and part of the finding is getting lost.
And when you’re lost, you start to look around and to listen.”
From “Everyday Sacred” by Sue Bender
Please know that being lost is okay. Know that patience is a kind of wisdom. Stories unfold in their own time.
This post is my first Letter to Writers. You can sign up for my newsletter (at the bottom of the page) and I’ll send you letters that I hope will support your work in progress. If you’d like to talk about your project with me, please e-mail. RabbitInTheMoonEditing [at]gmail. I offer both Manuscript critiques and Developmental editing
Dear Writers, consider the first page of your story. My first letter presents the first lines of four books. They each help the reader to wonder, Why? or wonder, What’s going to happen? Consider your first lines. Can they set up a situation, or a character and a situation, just on the cusp of action? We have to turn the page because you make us wonder.First-Lines-of-Picture-Books5-13