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Picture Book Blueprint Free Trial Edition

The simplest path ever from square one to a completed picture book manuscript!

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THE FREE TRIAL VERSION INCLUDES:

  • Understanding the Picture Book Category
  • How to Gather and Choose Story Ideas
  • Create Your Protagonist
  • Understanding How Illustrations Fit In
  • Discover - What Does Your Protagonist Want?
  • Discover - What Stands in Your Protagonist's Way?
  • Creating Your Supporting Cast
  • Craft Your Protagonist's World


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.



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!


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!



Picture Book Blueprint is a comprehensive guide for all levels of picture book writers, from new to advanced. Armed with this tool, you will have everything you need to help you write a well- structured, satisfying picture book story with a forward-moving plot, essential obstacles and strong, memorable characters.

Picture Book Blueprint is a map to picture book success!

Lynne Marie, author of Hedgehog Goes to Kindergarten and Hedgehog's 100th day of School (Scholastic)

Your Instructor


Laura Backes
Laura Backes

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.




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