Are you registered for WriteOnCon18? It's not too late!
Go to www.writeoncon.org to learn more and attend this fantastic conference from the comfort of your own home. You don't even have to get dressed!
Then, be sure attend the LIVE Writing Picture Books Q&A Panel on Sunday, February 11th at 8pm EST when I join Gaia Cornwall (Jabari Jumps), Andrea Loney (Bunnybear, Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee!), and Heather Preusser (A Symphony of Cowbells) to chat all things picture books and children's publishing!
Ever think you might want to write for children but don’t know where to start? Whether you desire to write a quiet bedtime story like Goodnight, Moon or a thrilling young adult epic like The Hunger Games, this 10-week class is for you. Join me on a journey to explore all literature for ages 0-19.
This comprehensive course will cover everything you need to know to start on your own kidlit path, with a heavy focus on craft.
You will learn:
The different categories of children’s books as well as look closely at what is being published today.
Tips on where to look for inspiration and ideas.
How to shape plot in picture books and chapter books, as well as in middle grade and young adult novels.
How to create characters that captivate young readers.
Tips for finding your voice.
How to navigate the various stages of revision.
The business of children’s book publishing and how to market your work.
This course will use a combination of lecture, in-class writing exercises, and critiquing of student works-in-progress.
Whatever type of children’s book you want to write—picture books, chapter books, middle grade, or young adult—I’ll set you on your way to creating stories that are treasured for a lifetime.