Have you ever thought about writing a picture book?

Children’s book author Dashka Slater talked about her new picture book, Dangerously Ever After on the Morning Media Menu. She shared advice for aspiring children’s books authors, explaining how she transitioned from writing for adults to writing for kids.

Press play below to listen. Here’s an excerpt: “You really have to learn the form. A picture book is 32-pages, a very tight space in which to work. So you have to use all the tools you employ as a writer, in terms of plot, character, beautiful writing, jokes and everything you know how to do–but you have to do it in very few words. It really helps to read picture books and see how people do it.”

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