Picture Book Blueprint™ Power Bundle

The Easiest Way Ever to Write a Truly Great Picture Book.

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"Thanks to Picture Book Blueprint, I'm a Writer!"

Discover One Writer's Exciting Picture Book Blueprint Journey

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!

If you get stuck, need help or some friendly advice - fear not! The Picture Book Blueprint Private Facebook Group gives you direct access to our instructors and your fellow Blueprinters!

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.

Children's Writer's Big Book of How To The ultimate reference guide, this eBook offers answers for scores of the most common issues faced by kidlit writers.

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!

30 Day Money Back Guanratee

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 to gain.

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

Violet Lemay
Violet Lemay

Violet Lemay's career as an an illustrator and author spans more than 50 books, and includes work with HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, duopress, 'Magination Press, and Michael Sampson Books. As an editorial illustrator, Violet contributed art to hundreds of magazines and newspapers.

Parents Magazine featured TummyTime: Happy Baby as #4 in their "20 First Baby Books You'll Both Love" in 2019. In 2020, the Chicago Public Library included Library Babies as one of their best books, and School Library Journal included Babies Around the World in their "50 Children's Books that Celebrate Diversity". In 2022, Readers Digest ranked Babies Around the World #4 in their list of the top 100 children's books of all time! Let's Be Friends (HarperFestival/2021) won BookFest's first place award for diversity in children's books and Firebird's board book award.

Violet's latest book, Alithia Ramirez Was an Artist, celebrates the life and art of a young victim of the Uvalde tragedy.

Written with the support of Alithia's parents, this touching story has resonated throughout the publishing world, sweeping the Children's Book Council's Favorite award categories (Children's Favorite, Librarian Favorite & Teacher Favorite for grades 3-5).

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Violet and her family became globe hoppers when they moved to New Zealand for her husband's job. From there they moved to China, and then to Malaysia. If she’s not at her desk writing or drawing, she’s probably at the library, reading.

Here's What's Included:

Here's What's in the Bundle:

Power Tool: Children's Writer's Big Book of How To
The Ultimate Children's Writer's Reference
Violet Lemay
Picture Book Blueprint
The simplest path ever from square one to a completed picture book manuscript!
Violet Lemay
5 Deadly Writing Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
Easy ways to avoid the traps that can sink a manuscript
Violet Lemay
Power Tool: Picture Book Master Class
The 7 Techniques that Take Your Manuscript to the Next Level
Violet Lemay
Power Tool: How to Surprise Your Readers
How to make your story idea unique and relevant to your audience
Violet Lemay
Power Tool: Picture Book Conversations
Exclusive, Downloadable Talks with Picture Book Stars
Violet Lemay
Private Picture Book Blueprint Facebook Group
Ongoing support direct from Laura , plus a wonderful community fo fellow Blueprinters!
Jon Bard

Total Value: $481

As a writer's coach, new clients often tell me they want to start by writing a picture book because that might be the "easiest" way to begin. I raise my eyebrows every time. Writing good picture books is much harder than it looks, and up until now, there wasn't a well-defined product that walked people through the steps to complete a manuscript in a proper format and style. Picture Book Blueprint is unique because when you finish working with this product, you will have a solid draft in hand.

There truly is nothing else out there that can shorten your learning curve like this product can, and you can use it to produce more than one book.

I can't wait to share it with my clients!

Teresa R. Funke, Author, Speaker, Writer's Coach

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
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