Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Reading For Research Month, Day 9

I'm about to catch up on my ReFoReMo project...I'm about to catch up...I'm about to catch up...for a few hours.

So today author Ariel Bernstein writes about using dialogue to create voice in picture books. Dialogue probably is the way to go, because picture books are so short. There's not a lot of space and time for introspection.

This is another one of those days when I was only able to read one of the suggested books.

Today's Picture Book

I loved Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman with illustrations by Zachariah OHora when I read it a few years ago, and time has changed nothing. It's still a very funny and clever book. And Bernstein's right. Voice is part of it. Dot's voice when she speaks. This is a third-person book. No first-person depressed or snarky ruminating like you find in YA. What Dot says is what makes Dot Dot.

Can I pay more attention to the dialogue in my picture book manuscript in order to create voice? Yes, indeed, I can.

ReFoReMo Books Read To Date: 25

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