In this book, successful children's book author Anastasia Suen will guide every self-published writer through creating pictures in your young readers' minds. Here is another fab writing reference guide from the experts over at Writers' Digest.
With 'picture writing' she shows writers how to use descriptive language to create vivid image-stories for kids. Whether you like 'Try It Yourself Exercises' or not, the words of advice from a successful author on how to write books that will captivate a child's imagination is certainly worth having in your writing reference library.
Anastasia starts by explaining the left and right brain process and how one side is literal and the other is visual. So, armed with this insight, you can start to turn your words into pictures. Of course, all these valuable nuggets of advice on the teqhniques of writing can be applied on adultbooks as well.
Once you have finished this comprehensive guide on writing children's fiction you will probably understand why you loved the books you read when you were young. Those are more than likely the kind of books that made you SEE the story through pictures in your mind.
As writers, we all want our readers to keep turning the pages and one explosive way to do that is by creating vivid pictures in the reader's mind. This is not just pictures of the setting, but pictures of the hero of your story and other characters.
Anastasia tells writers that by showing details through Picture Writing rather than direct statements, you will be pulling your reader into your story. Who your character is and what he or she wants is your story.
This expert writing tutor says: the difference between showing and telling is the difference between scene and summary. Scene shows a picture you can see. Summary uses the author's words to tell you something about the story.
The pictures in the words shows readers your characters.
How do readers see, hear, touch, taste and smell the pictures in your story? Go through your chapters and do a checklist on this, scene by scene. Find where you are telling the story and turn it into a showing story with vivid pictures for the reader to conjure up in their mind.