“What a privilege I have to be welcomed into the imagination of kids. What a responsibility I have to give them my best work.” - Jarret Krosoczka #ny19scbwi
‘Don’t just plot the story. Plot the characters.’ — Varian Johnson #NY19SCBWI
Write for your audience. "Other people will learn to read it." — Elizabeth Acevedo
I love this distinction by Marla Frazee on picture books: It’s not the author and the illustrator who collaborate. It’s the *words* and the *pictures* that must collaborate. #NY19SCBWI
"The goal is to construct the kind of art that can change outcomes." We children's book creators create opportunities. When kids see it in our books, they can imagine creating opportunities for themselves. — Cornelius Minor
"You can't be what you can't see." — Julia Torres
"You need multiple conflicts." — Alvina Ling
"There needs to be a purpose for every character in the story." And for each character in each scene. — Emma Dryden
"Voice = Word Choice + Rhythm.
Rhythm is two things: Punctuation and Sentence Length."
It may be hard to do, but it's not hard to define. — Linda Sue Park
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