Want to know more about writing a picture book? Got a picture book story that you want to develop? My own writing schedule permitting, I would be happy to help by means of individual and group tuition and mentoring.
In 2010 I ran an event at the Appledore Visual Arts Festival that helped children of all ages create and develop their own characters and stories. At the end of 2011 I tutored a 4-day Arvon Foundation course on writing and illustrating picture books for younger children, together with the wonderful illustrator Mei Matsuoka, my collaborator on The Great Dog Bottom Swap and The Great Sheep Shenanigans. The topics we covered included: what makes a good picture book; the interaction of words and pictures; the format and structure of a picture book; developing your story; and how to approach a publisher.
If you are interested in group or individual sessions please contact me in the first instance via my agent, Jodie Marsh (JMarsh@unitedagents.co.uk).