For Storytellers


The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. {Henry van Dyke}

Appreciate that the right words do not always come out the first time. You cannot always convey what you imagine for your story the first, second, third, or even fourth try. Writing is a process. Get the words down. Later you can go back and be brilliant. {Martha Alderson}

“If you’re a writer, you might never make a million dollars, but you may write stories that help others feel valued, accepted, understood, confident, not alone. You can make that kind of magic.” {Susanna Leonard Hill}

“Everything feeds into my creativity. But without proper preparation, I cannot see it, retain it, and use it. Without the time and effort invested in getting ready to create, you can be hit by the thunderbolt and it’ll just leave you stunned.” {Thyla Tharp, The Creative Habit}


The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp

The Read Aloud Family by Sarah McKenzie

Children’s Writer’s & Illustrators Market

Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul

Helpful Courses for Writing Picture Books

The Art of Picture Book on with Shadra Strickland

How to Write and Illustrate a Picture Book by Rebecca Elliot (free!)

How to Illustrate a Character on with Nina Rycroft

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Favorite Podcasts

3 Point Perspective: The Illustration Podcast

The Picturebooking Podcast

Mom Writes Podcast

The Children’s Book Podcast

Read-Aloud Revival Podcast

The Progress Project

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Book Friends Forever

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