This page of my blog is all about picture books.

  • If you like to learn more about writing chapter books, please visit my other blog page—ChapterBookPedia
  • On the Tools for writers page, I share the free software and tools I use. 

Picture Book Types 

  • High-concept Books link
  • Quiet picture books link
  • Concept Books for cultural & Social topics link

Narrative Structure 


  • Character types
    • Adult character in picture books (coming soon)
    • Ensemble cast link
  • Character Arc:
    • What is a Character Arc? link
    • Dynamic  Arc 
      • Positive-change Arc & Negative-change Arc link
      • Flat-arc Character link

Art of storytelling

Picture Book Biography 

  • Introduction link
  • Narrative Structure in biographies link
  • Timeframe link
  • Point Of View link
  • Infodump link


  • Postmodern & Metafiction picture books link
  • Informational fiction link,  Historical fiction picture books link


  • Show & Tell link
  • Revision checklist link
  • Plot Grid for picture book manuscripts link
  • Book title 10 suggestions
  • Make a digital sharable dummy for free link

Query Letter