Illustrator Alison Lyne has amazing advice for picture book writers.
Leave a bit of Space in your PB Writing
Finally, I look at how the story flows. I do that with a book chart of the pages that are in a 32 page picture book. When you flip thru a picture book, you always have a two page spread open in front of you, at any given time. Those pages are shown linked together. Stagger your emphasis to encourage your reader to “turn that page”.
Try these three tips to help you visualize how your picture book story will come to life.