Re-Imagining Your Picture Book

When tweaks or critiques or "letting it sit" just aren't enough, sometimes a picture book manuscript just needs to be re-imagined, and a new direction taken. With the help of some picture book classics, in this workshop we discuss and try out some ways to re-imagine a story, focusing on such aspects as voice, POV, setting, and character.

Required: a picture book manuscript to work with.

Recommended reading: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant, The Gardener by Sarah Stewart, The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, and A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams.

Intended to be a 1-hour workshop at a conference, this can be expanded to 3 hours with additional techniques and exercises.

This is one of a number of possible workshops that we -- Eileen Robinson and Harold Underdown -- can present to your group, covering a variety of topics and running in length from a halfday intensive to a week-long writing retreat.

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