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Why You Need a Children’s Picture Book Editor

By Marlo Garner, Children’s Book Editor ChildrensBookEditors.com Book Editing Associates Editing-Writing.com You’ve always wanted to do it, and now you finally have. It’s an exhilarating, wonderful feeling, and you have every reason to feel proud. You’ve written that children’s picture book—and you’re fired up and ready to publish. But stop. Before you slip your manuscript …

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“What’s Wrong with My Story?” Part 2.

By Marlo Garner The most common narrative mistakes I see include: Stories that start in one place with one problem, then continue and/or end in a completely different place with quite a different problem solved. A story about a quest for a friend suddenly becomes a story about dealing with a bully. The protagonist changes …

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“What’s Wrong With My Story?” Part 1.

By Marlo Garner You just can’t quite put your finger on it. Something’s not right about your picture book text. You’ve written and rewritten, revised and tweaked. You have fabulous, well-rounded characters, the language sings, and the hilarious gags only underline the importance and depth of your theme. You had some POV issues, but you’ve …

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