Week Four of creating the first Bunny and Witch story: When I plan the pages of any storybook manuscript, I don’t just plan the story. Even if I plan to pitch a story to an editor, I still create a professional looking mock-up to show them.
In an illustrated storybook, there are two main writing tools that determine the pacing of your story, and one thing that determines when you use them. Here’s how to make the pacing of your storybook shine like the cinema.
There’s a fine line between giving readers the details they need to more fully experience a story and overloading them with more wordage than they really want. So how do you as the writer figure out what is working and what is garbage? Here’s just ONE really sharp way to go about it.