Patricia runs through some of the pros, cons, and considerations for writing holiday-themed picture books.
From the Pros:
Holidays come around every year.From the Cons:
There’s a very short window for sales.From the Considerations: (I share two here but all five are good.)
2) Christmas and Halloween are widely covered in the US. If you choose either, can you come up with a unique character, setting, conflict, or other element?
4) Look at book formats. Has a particular format not been done? Concept book? Wordless? Nonfiction? Historical fiction? Poetry?The full post is well-worth reading.
Illustrate and Write On,