by Libby Gleeson
Beautiful picture books delight the senses! Celebrated picture book writer Libby Gleeson will reveal to you how these books are written - from the first glimmer of an idea to the final, completed text. Discover:-
- the four types of picture books
- ways to develop dynamic characters
- the power of memory, observation and obsession to help with ideas.
Get tips on how to examine your work for the traps that are the downfall of many new writers:-
- to rhyme or not to rhyme
- how to freshen your writing
- when to use rhythm and repetition.
Finally, Libby shows how to find the foremost publishers of picture books in the country and how to get your manuscript to them.
Libby Gleeson is the writer of The Great Bear, the only Australian picture book to have won the prestigious international award: the Bologna Ragazzi. Other awards include the Prime Minister's Multicultural Award (Big Dog), an IBBY Award (Dodger), the Children's Literature Peace Prize (Dodger) and the Australian Children's Book Council (CBC) Picture Book of the Year (An Ordinary Day). In fact, eleven of Libby's twenty-six titles have been shortlisted for the CBC Awards! Libby has received critical acclaim for her book: Making Picture Books and she teaches a highly successful course 'Writing for Young People' at the University of Sydney. She is in great demand as a lecturer and presenter at conferences and courses at the secondary, tertiary and post graduate level. Web site: www.libbygleeson.com.au
What people say:
'Libby Gleeson's tutorials eased me slowly and painlessly into the mind-set of picture book writing. The tutorials are clear and easy to follow... I found them liberating, freeing me of my blocks to this form of writing.' (Susanne Gervay, author I am Jack and seven other books)
'The tutorials are so down to earth - just what I need to ignite all those picture book fragments and fuse them into a writing whole.' (Lorraine.)