1st Tuesday- Revealing ReFoReMo, Featured Participant
2nd Tuesday- Featured Author-Educators (2)
3rd Tuesday- Writing Challenge Check-In, Monthly PB Recommendations + Ask Carrie
4th Thursday- Ask Carrie Answers, plus bonus picture book links
And now...Revealing ReFoReMo!
by Jen Garrett
ReFoReMo encouraged us to become better writers through reading picture books. We learned great insights from countless blog posters and commenters on how to glean techniques on structure, plot, character, voice, and page turns (plus a boatload more!)
Today, (now that it’s over), I want to play Guest Poster and give you one thing that really struck me as I researched.
Noting Publishing Trends
Picture Books have evolved as publishing trends and readership tastes have changed. Here are some examples:
2nd Person POV
Please Try to Remember the First of Octember
How to Babysit a Grandpa or Grandma
The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash
Dragons Love Tacos
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
The Three Ninja Pigs
The Value of Believing in Yourself: The Story of Louis Pasteur
Those Rebels, John and Tom
Thank you to all the ReFoReMo bloggers who introduced me to the NOW books of this post (plus tons more).
Thank you for sharing your revelations, Jen!
Did YOU participate in ReFoReMo? Perhaps you found a particular research method helpful or made significant discoveries? YOU are also eligible to submit an article for the Revealing ReFoReMo series. Submission guidelines are posted here.
JEN Garrett writes for, about, and around children all day. But sometimes she finds time to do the dishes at her home in Northern California. She also finds time to participate in SCBWI, facilitate The Writers Bloc at her local library, query agents, and read mountains of books. How? We don’t know.