Learn the basics — from story structure to marketing — of writing picture books for children!
Learn how to write a picture book from a successful author of thirty award-winning books for children. Each session will begin with a short discussion of an aspect of writing for children, including story openings and arcs, characterization, plot,pacing, rhythm,sound, and marketing. Suggested readings, prompts, and feedback on in-class writing will inspire and guide writers in the class. By the end of the workshop, participants should have written and,or revised part or all of a picture book and have a better sense of how to create one in the future. Feedback will be offered on in-class exercises only rather than workshopping writing done outside of class.
Live video conference: This workshop will be held via our online video conferencing platform, Zoom. You can view brief tutorials on using the platform here. On the start date or the day before, participants will receive an email with login info (please check your spam if you don’t see it).
In this workshop you’ll:
- Craft a Strong Beginning
- Consider Characterization and Plot
- Revise for Rhythm and Sound
- Explore Marketing and Helpful Resources
- No additional time required outside of class.
- No materials required.
Who should take this workshop?
- This workshop is designed for those interested in the basics of writing picture books for children. (We will not be covering the writing of chapter books and novels for older kids.)
If you need an accommodation for this workshop, please contact us at email@example.com. We will attempt to fulfill all requests, but advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility services.