Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tara Lazar's Short but Sweet Writing Advice

A fellow writer, Tara Lazar, had a great post on her blog that I want to share.  In he post "Saying a Lot with a Little" Tara reminds us that, in picture books, less can be more.  The writer can write a short, succinct sentence and leave it to the illustrator to fill in the details.  She does a great job of explaining it so I'll let you read her post, rather than try to explain it myself!

It's funny how rules or advice or suggestions that you've heard before (and you think you're always conscious of) can sound brand new when presented a different way.  Thanks to Tara, I'm going to take a hard look at my two "finished" picture books to see where I can make more - less.

Here's the link to her post   While you're there, read her other posts - they're terrific!!


  1. Oh, so funny. I linked to this post too!

  2. Thanks for the mention, Lori! Funny how this never showed up in my blog links, I just stumbled upon it today! Glad you found it useful!