Picture Book Prompt 32

“Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.” —James Fitzjames Stephen quoted in Writing with Pictures by Uri Shulevitz

Pick a topic that is relevant to children. Examine what you think about it—what you really think about it and write about that. Your writing might not lead to a picture book—might not be appropriate—but it will lead you in the direction of what you believe and what you feel is important to say. And being able to articulate what you think is an important first step.

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