Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Elements of Picture Book Writing with LI Member Roseanne Frank

Elements of Picture Book Writing
Bryant Library, Roslyn NY
September 13, 20 October 11,18, 25


Picture books are magic, and they are our first love in literature. Do you have a story you want to tell? Join us as we discuss what goes into writing a picture book. Bring your work-in-progress (please bring 5 copies to share). If you don’t have a WIP, no worries! We learn from each other & will get you started! We will go over characters, pacing, first lines, satisfying endings, pitches, voice, story arcs, illustrations, revisions & more. We will be reading current books as mentor texts. This class is interactive and participatory. Inspire the next generation of readers!

Roseanne Baxter Frank is social media coordinator for the SBWI Long Island chapter, and a freelance editor, who works with Clear Fork Publishing. She has a Halloween picture book coming out in September & a contract offer for another picture book. Her first YA novel, LEGACY & LEGEND launches in October. You can connect with her on Twitter @writingoutloud2 Instagram @writingoutloud or at