026: Q&A Hall of Fame

Q&A Hall of Fame

Answers to Questions You May Have Missed

November 18, 2016

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Robyn asks:
Can you explain the importance of stressed and unstressed syllables in prose picture books to help guide the rhythm. Can you explain it? (Better than I just did!)

Geraldene asks:
Would today’s fourth grade children be interested in what life was like for kids back in the 1920s and 1930s?

Wendy asks:
How do I handle back matter in a picture book? Is it included it in the word count, should the font be different, and how would I include it––as a separate document or within the story?

Angelique asks:
What are the key differences between writing a story for a magazine and a book? How can we tell if our story is better suited for one or the other?

Kimberley asks:
How do you know when you’ve hit the right audience age range? Do you need to have kids in that age group or just read a lot of books targeted to that age?

Roger asks:
Am I a hero or a goat? (Listen to find out what he’s talking about! Plus my additional response to the question which I should have included in the original podcast episode.)


The faculty of the Institute of Children’s Literature answers the podcast questions.
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