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The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books by [Linda Ashman]

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  • "I love the intelligence and practicality of 'Nuts and Bolts.' It's also warm, insightful, and very reassuring." Simone Kaplan, editor, consultant and coach, Picture Book People
  • "I've been writing picture books for over a decade, and I have never come across a more comprehensive and flat-out enjoyable guide. One of the exercises even led to a recent sale. I give this book five stars, two thumbs up and a standing ovation. Thank you, Linda Ashman!" Tammi Sauer, children's book author
  • "Folks, this book MUST go ontoyour virtual shelves. I've read all 150+ pages of it and there is somuch juicy goodness in there it will make your head spin." Julie Hedlund, children's book author and blogger
  • "Clearly written, well-organized, and loadedwith practical information, the guide would make an excellent textbookfor creative writing classes and for the do-it-yourselfer." RebeccaBarnhouse, Professor of English, Youngstown State University, andauthor
  • "Imagine having a smart, funny friend who's an expert writing coach. . . . I can't imagine a better tool for getting started than the exercises and recommendations in this brilliant, comprehensive guide." Sally Phillips, author, Nonsense!
  • "Linda manages to impart a veritable wealth of information, as well as motivating, inspiring, and encouraging her readers all along the way." Kathleen Pelley, author, Raj, the Bookstore Tiger
  • "This one's a beauty--nine chapters worth of clearly presented, insightful, practical writing advice." Jama Rattigan, blogger, Jama's Alphabet Soup, and author
  • "A must-have tool for the serious picture book writer." Susanna Leonard Hill, children's book author and writingteacher at Making Picture Book Magic

From the Author

Hi. Linda here. In more than 15 years of writing, I've sold more than 30 picture book manuscripts -- rhyming, prose, poetry, non-fiction, holiday, and nearly wordless -- to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Random House, HarperCollins, Penguin Putnam, and other major publishers. But I started out knowing very little about writing picture books or about the business. I've written The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books to share with others everything I wish I'd known when I first started writing, and all the important, practical things I've learned along the way. You can find out more about the guide at lindaashman.com (and if you prefer reading from paper rather than screens, you can buy the PDF version of the guide there as well). 

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00FSOUF9Y
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 25, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 794 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 184 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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Linda Ashman's children's books have been named to the "best of the year" lists of the New York Times, Parenting Magazine, Child Magazine, New York Public Library, the Bank Street College of Education, the IRA/CBC and more. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC with her husband, son, and their two dogs.

For more information about Linda's books, including "The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books," visit lindaashman.com.

Photo credit: Amy Stern Photography, Chapel Hill, NC

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