Episode 16: Everything You Need to Know About Writing a Picture Book

Everything You Need to Know About Writing a Picture Book

We all have favorite picture books and many of us dream of writing a picture book that will be someone’s favorite, too! It should be easy enough, right? Unfortunately, writing a picture book is a bit more challenging than you might think and today, we are diving into everything you need to know about writing a picture book.


Do you have an idea for a picture book but aren’t sure what to do? I am here to help you! In this episode, we are covering why plot is important in picture books, why you need to consider the length of your story, how illustrations work, and options for publishing.


If you’d love feedback and support in your picture book writing journey, join the Real Talk membership! Inside you’ll have access to monthly writing courses (including one about picture book plot), weekly group calls with live edits, and personalized feedback and support! 


Do you have a topic you’d love to hear about or a question about your book? Let’s connect on Instagram @ariellehadfield.authorcoach or join me in a coaching call where we can discuss your story and dive deeper into your questions. Did you love this episode? LIKE & SHARE with others!


In this episode we cover:

  • The importance of thinking about your story’s plot before anything else
  • Why you should keep your book short
  • What you need to know about picture book illustrations and finding illustrators
  • Options for publishing picture books in a competitive market
  • A look at Amazon KDP publishing

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More about The Prologue: helping authors craft a stronger story

Welcome to The Prologue, with author coach, Arielle Hadfield.


You’ve got an idea for a story. Now it’s time to get it on paper. The writing world can be a strange and scary place, but you don’t have to face it alone.


In this podcast, Arielle guides authors through all the steps of writing a book. This includes how to take a simple idea and transform it into an entire story with complete characters and a compelling plot, editing strategies, and mindfulness skills to help break through writer’s block, handle rejection, and find courage to step outside your comfort zone to get your story out of your head and into stores.


Arielle Hadfield began as an author. Soon she was able to combine her writing and editing skills with her background in mental health and life coaching to become the first of its kind author coach!


Tune in every Tuesday to learn how to craft a stronger story. With examples from books, movies, and music, and a fun, encouraging, and kind environment, Arielle will help you reach your goals, no matter how far-fetched they feel today.

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