Picture Book Development with Johanna Bell
Are you looking for feedback on your picture book manuscript or advice on how to advance your project?
Whether you’re in the early stages of drafting or ready to pitch to publishers, this one-on-one consultation with award-winning NT author, Johanna Bell, is designed to help take your picture book to the next stage of development.
All you need to provide is a synopsis and a draft manuscript (up to 600 words), to get the process underway. We’ll then set up a 30-minute zoom or phone chat with Johanna, who will provide you with a written summary report to help guide you. If you’re also illustrating your book, or working with an illustrator, feel free to send a storyboard, roughs or sample artworks.
- Narrative structure
- Visual narrative
- Design considerations
- Pathways to publication
Cost: $230 members | $ 285 non members
Johanna Bell lives in Darwin. She has created two picture books with Tennant Creek artist Dion Beasley and mentored many emerging NT authors and illustrators to publication in the last few years. In 2016, Johanna won the Northern Territory Literary Award for best short story and was runner-up in Overland magazine’s national short fiction competition. She is currently working on a collection of inter-linked short stories, a fiction for 9-12 year olds and a picture book about grief. Johanna is also Creative Director of the sellout live storytelling event SPUN: True Stories Told in the Territory.