I had a chat with author Rosie Pova on her blog to discuss my road to publication, my latest picture book release NO VOICE TOO SMALL: Fourteen Young Americans Making History, and what’s next for me. Follow this link to read that interview.
Hope you enter the GIVEAWAY for a chance to win a copy of NO VOICE TOO SMALL!
Head over to PBSpotlight and enter their 2019 Picture Book Critique Fest for a chance to win a picture book critique. Check out all the participating authors, illustrator and agents, oh my! Deadline to enter is October 25th.
A good critique must take into account the
structure of your story. For example, in a classic story structure a character
has a problem they attempt to solve, faces obstacles, has a dark moment where failure
looks inevitable, but ultimately they figure out how to solve the problem and
in the end has grown or changed in some way.
A critique of a manuscript like this may address:
The opening/ first line(s).
The first 50 words.
The problem and if clearly stated.
The inciting incident.
The main character’s traits.
The words that indicate the story’s tone and voice.