Oh, how I wish I'd had Picture Book Blueprint when I first started writing picture books many years ago. Picture Book expert Laura Backes takes writers through a marvelous journey in this Blueprint.
Each step is clear and wise, and the cumulative effect of the course is one that will definitely help your next picture book be truly amazing. Best of all, you get the Blueprint to keep for every future book you write. Brilliant!
Alice Kuipers, author of Violet and Victor Write the Most Fabulous Fairy Tale
Introducing Picture Book Blueprint™
The Easiest Way Ever to Write a Great Picture Book.
(and, with Easy Reader Upgrade, Picture Book Blueprint is now the Easiest Way Ever to Write a Great Easy Reader!)
The great Mem Fox once said: Writing a picture book is like writing 'War and Peace' in Haiku.
She's right. Having to do so much in so few words seems like a monumental task, doesn't it?
No wonder so many writers get stuck, overwhelmed or even ready to give up their dreams of writing and publishing a picture book. Heck, even published authors can find themselves blocked and unable to move forward in their picture book careers.
If this sounds like you, don't despair and don't give up. Help has arrived!
Introducing Laura Backes's Picture Book Blueprint. This is an all-new, breakthrough concept in writing instruction, using a remarkably innovative yet simple process to strip away all the fluff and nonsense and get you right where you want to be -- the author of a wonderful picture book.
Using video and exclusive forms created specifically for you, Picture Book Blueprint walks you through your creative path step by step by step. As you move through the Blueprint, you'll actually be creating your characters, designing a plot line, building excitement and, ultimately, writing a complete first draft of your story!
And here's the coolest part -- you'll automatically be infusing your story with the DNA of the greatest picture books ever written.
Laura has identified the key traits of the best picture books she's reviewed, edited and critiqued over the past three decades and has incorporated them into every step of Picture Book Blueprint. Follow the Blueprint and it will impossible not to have these editor (and reader) pleasing elements built right into your manuscript!
And when you've got your first draft complete, Laura will guide you through the a painless revision process to make your story sparkle. You'll have a polished manuscript ready to submit!
It's Not Just a Course. It's the Ultimate "Swiss Army Knife" for Picture Book Authors That You'll Use Throughout Your Writing Career.
It's never been easier and more fun to create a picture book. And here's what's really cool -- Picture Book Blueprint is a tool you can use again and again for each new picture book project. Just run your idea through the Blueprint and you'll save countless frustrating hours.
You'll get lifetime access to the Blueprint and all updates, so you can rest easy knowing that Laura is there for you -- whenever you need her!
Banish Writer's Block Forever and Never Stare at a Blank Page Again!
What causes writer's block? For most folks, it's a feeling of overwhelm, of a project being too big to start or continue, of not knowing what to do next.
With Picture Book Blueprint, that's all gone forever. By working in small chunks with Laura, you'll get right into the flow whenever you want. And because it's so much fun, this won't seem like "writing" -- it will be pure, unbridled creativity that's easy and joyful.
When you're a Blueprinter, inspiration and support is there for you every step of the way!
Here's a peek inside Picture Book Blueprint. Check it out!
Your guide for Picture Book Blueprint is Laura Backes. Laura is an agent, editor, educator and publisher who is among the most respected names in the picture book world. She's the expert's expert -- and she's here for you every step of the way!
Plus, you get all these amazing bonuses as part of the Picture Book Blueprint Bundle:
Picture Book Master Class This is the legendary webinar that changed everything. Laura detailed the 7 Techniques that Take Your Manuscript to the Next Level and began the process that would ultimately lead to Picture book Blueprint. Many writers have told us that this webinar changed their writing lives. And now it's yours!
How to Surprise Your Readers An exclusive session in which Laura shows how to make your story idea unique and relevant to your audience. This is high-level wiring instruction made accessible for everyone.
5 Deadly Writing Mistakes - and How to Avoid Them Wondering why your stories are collecting rejection slips? In this class, Laura will show you easy ways to stay out of common traps that can sink a manuscript. Her easily applied advice can help you score that contract!
Conversations with Picture Book Stars Listen in as Laura chats with Linda Arms White on the craft of picture books, Rachel Rodriguez on conducting school visits and Janet Lawler on writing in rhyme. Each interview is downloadable so you can listen anytime, anywhere.
Private Facebook Group Get support and network with other Blueprinters in our members-only Facebook Group.
Everything in the bundle is yours with lifetime access!
Picture Book Blueprint is unlike any course, workshop or system you've seen before. It's an entirely new concept from the mind of the woman who has taught generations of children's writers. It's completely unique, remarkably simple, exceptionally powerful and whole lot of fun!
NOTE: This Bundle Includes Easy Reader Upgrade, which turns Picture Book Blueprint into Easy Reader Blueprint!
With this video/worksheet bundle, Picture Book Blueprint users can create wonderful Early Easy Readers without having to buy another Blueprint!
In easy Reader Upgrade, Laura....
- explains what Early Easy Readers are and why it's such a great category for children's writers
- describes the three types of Early Easy Readers
- teaches how to take a manuscript that isn't working as a Picture Book and turn it into an Early Easy Reader
- shows exactly how to use Picture Book Blueprint to create an Early Easy Reader
- provides a collection of all-new worksheets that make adapting Picture Book Blueprint for Early Easy Readers a snap!
You'll get lifetime access to Easy Reader Upgrade right next to your Picture Book Blueprint. It couldn't be more convenient!
Give it a try. If you're not happy with it for any reason, just let us know within 30 days and we'll refund every penny!
You have nothing to lose -- and a wonderful, joyful career writing exceptional picture books and Easy Readers to gain.
As an agent, editor and teacher, Laura Backes has become established as one of children's writing's most respected experts.
In her three decades of experience, Laura has edited and critiqued thousands of manuscripts, and has authored countless articles, reports, courses and books. She is the author of Best Books for Kids Who (Think They) Hate To Read (Random House), and Technical Editor for Writing Children’s Books for Dummies (Wiley). Her articles on children's book writing have appeared in Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market, Writer’s Digest and The Writer magazines, and has been a featured expert on scores of blogs, online events and podcasts.
Laura is the co-creator of the Picture Book Summit online conference where she is a featured presenter. Since 1990, she has been the Publisher and Executive Editor of Children's Book Insider, the Children's Writing Monthly.
Laura is a graduate of the University of Denver's Publishing Institute. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband and partner Jon, their son Matt and their beloved mutt Rosie.