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Children’s author and illustrator of over 300 books with 30 years experience gives his advice about writing picture books.

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Lots of people ask me about writing a picture book. It’s just for kids, so it must be easy, right? lol

I thought I’d make a video where I’d just talk about writing picture books and the difficulties you may come across. If you think you are going to make a fortune and be a famous author, you are better off working at Macdonalds – Honestly, that’s not a joke.

It takes an inordinate amount of luck to have a best seller and a huge amount of work to make any sort of living at it. Author incomes have halved in the last 20 years – really!

But you may just want to have a few copies of your book for your family, which is great. These thoughts apply to you to. Any questions? put the in the comments box and maybe you will inspire a new video?!

Here are links:

Next Video – https://youtu.be/WlhHLE4N3oQ

SCBWI https://www.scbwi.org
SCBWI UK https://britishisles.scbwi.org

Ingram Publishing https://www.ingramcontent.com/publishers/lp/ingram-complete

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Shoo Rayner is an award-winning illustrator and author of over 200 books for children.

The Shoo Rayner Drawing Channel won the 2011 YouTube NextUp award.

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