If you don't know how to edit your picture book manuscript, you can:

a. Spend $1000s on critique services

b. Wallpaper your writing space with rejection letters or....

c. Let a professional author & editor teach you how to confidently self-edit any picture book!

Not too tough a choice, right?

But here's the hard part: How can you find someone who can teach you the delicate art of picture book editing without bombarding you with jargon, complex explanations and massive learning curves?

Relax. We've already found her. 😀

On May 11th, join editor and author Natascha Biebow for How to Self-Edit Your Picture Book, a comprehensive workshop for writers & writer/illustrators that will teach you how to reshape and fix any picture book manuscript.

The secret? Natascha's simple but powerful system of Micro Edits & Macro Edits.

Natascha Biebow

Natascha is the founder of literary consultancy Blue Elephant Storyshaping and Editorial Director of Five Quills Press.

Her mastery of picture book editing has been honed over the past 25 years, and through her work with such award-winning authors and illustrators as Jane Clarke, Kes Gray, Garry Parsons, Marion Deuchars and Kate Petty.

Natascha is the author of The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons, illustrated by Steven Salerno, winner of the Irma Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature. Her other titles include Elephants Never Forget, and Is this My Nose?

Natascha has a BA in Developmental Psychology from Smith College and a Diploma in Montessori Early Childhood Education Pedagogy.

In 2018, Natascha was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) for her services to children’s book writers and illustrators.



Wednesday, May 11

From the comfort of your home 

  • 11 AM Pacific
  • Noon Mountain
  • 1 pm Central
  • 2 pm Eastern
  • 6 pm GMT
  • Lifetime On-Demand Replay


Price stated will include $20 presale discount!

Wednesday, May 11 (with lifetime on-demand replay):

Your opportunity learn exactly what you need to know to make your picture book manuscripts sparkle.

On May 11, join Natascha Biebow – veteran picture book editor and author of The Crayon Manfor a ninety minute session (with lifetime on-demand video replay and an exclusive PDF handout packed with useful info) that will take the mystery out of self-editing picture books and give you the tools to painlessly reshape and fix any picture book manuscript.

In this comprehensive class you'll learn:

  • How to use Macro Editing to improve everything from the opening to the ending, your pacing, page turns and climax, and ensure that your character motivation and hook are rock solid.
  • How to use Micro Editing to scrutinize your word choice, make those verbs active, and delete unnecessary adjectives and adverbs.
  • How to create vivid scenes using the right words to show, not tell.
  • How to delete unnecessary repetition and sub-plots and make sure every precious word in your manuscript is needed and in just the right place.
  • How to take all these changes and seamlessly re-knit your story into a much stronger picture book.

It's the simplest, most powerful picture book editing system we've ever seen, and you'll learn it all on May 11th and you'll use it the rest of your writing life!

You'll also get a comprehensive PDF handout to accompany the session, that includes simple but highly effective step-by-step ideas for editing and revising your picture book manuscript.

Plus, Natascha will provide her exclusive analysis and insight and answer all your questions in a live Q&A session.

This is a unique opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge you need to create memorable and highly saleable picture book manuscripts while saving $1000s on critique services.

Join us on May 11th (with same-day, on-demand replay), and learn the vital skill that will help you write truly wonderful picture books.

This session is pure instruction, it's complete (nothing more to buy afterward) and nothing additional will be sold. 

Your purchase includes a PDF takeaway and lifetime access to the video replay.


The cost for everything is just $47! It will be the best investment you make this year in developing your writing craft.

Please note — this special price is only for folks who register now. Once the class takes place and the recording is put up for sale to everyone else, the price will go up to $67. 

Even if you can't make it live, buying now will lock you in for the lifetime replay at this one-time-only price.

Reserve your $47 spot now by clicking below:

Price stated will include $20 presale discount!

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