Alice Kuipers, the award-winning young adult author, sat down with Laura Backes to chat about her transition to picture book writer, and how writing picture books helps authors learn the craft for every age.


Be sure to check out Alice’s quick video tips, Ask Writer Alice, on Her recent tips include Top Three Picture Book Writing Mistakes, Which Age Group Should I Write For?, and Making Your Story Original.



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    Cathryn Wellner
    6 years ago

    Thanks for the interview, Alice and Laura. When I teach storytelling workshops, I often ask people to try reducing their story to three sentences, the idea being it will help them see its bones and what’s needed to put the flesh on it. I’m having to take my own advice in my first foray into picture books. LOL

    Alice, I’m finding your perspective and ideas both sound and inspiring. Thank you.