Growing Ideas

Every writer or illustrator must face the challenge of how to make the exciting ideas that inspire them concrete for the reader. This isn’t always a simple task. The thoughts that set off sparks in the mind can easily fall flat when first put down on the page. Sometimes it is tempting to stop after the first attempts and decide that the idea wasn’t so good after all. But good ideas require hard work to become something that can inspire someone else. So how do professional creators tackle this challenge? Late last month I gave some tips on developing book […]