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With a published author and teacher as your guide and creative cheerleader, take action on your dream of writing children's picture books, creating a story that will make a child laugh, learn, or grow in some way.
By the end of the course, if you have done the work necessary, you will have completed at least one picture book story!
Master the art of writing picture books with this step-by-step course.
Making your dream a reality is as close as this course!
We'll get over those fears--of not being good enough, of not having something worth sharing--as well as develop skills for overcoming procrastination and creating a solid plan for making time to write (because if you try to "find" time, you won't!)
You'll discover or rediscover your creativity, love of language, and commitment to quality stories of children, telling the stories that only you can tell from your experience, perspective and passion.
What do I need to know before I start this course?
As you will see in the free preview video on my expectations, you do need to have a grounding in picture books before you begin. Gotta have the foundation before you can build the house!
Here's the breakdown:
If you need this foundation, check locally for classes, search on the Internet or enroll in my course, Children's Picture Books 101: What to Know Before You Write.
What will I get when I finish this course?
This course is designed to help you complete at least one picture
book story and revise it using specific. designed for those who have a
thorough understanding of what a picture book is and is not and having
not only been enjoying them, but have been studying them as learning
By the end of this course, you will have completed at least one picture book story and revised it to make it better.
Course packages available, including a manuscript critique and a phone consult. Scroll down for more information!
Denise received her Masters in Education from Harvard University and is an award-winning author of children's books from toddler to teen. She is a teacher and has been a devotee of the world of children's books for over twenty years. Her books have been placed with large New York publishing houses such as Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (Hachette), Knopf/Random House, and Scholastic and her ongoing contact with editors, agents and other authors helps her stay on top of changes in the industry. She is on faculty at Lighthouse Writers Workshop, teaching classes on children's books and the Regis University Mile High MFA in Creative Writing Program, mentoring authors of young adult lit (both in Denver, CO). She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Authors Guild, the Colorado Authors League (CAL), and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (RMFW).