Introduction to Picture Books


Learn how to start writing picture books in this basic workshop for absolute beginners.


What you can learn.

  • Get practical tools that help you jumpstart your picture book writing
  • Complete writing exercises that help you develop first drafts
  • Read examples of current picture books to understand the genre and market
  • Get practical advice from award-winning authors who were once beginners themselves

About this course:

You have the dream—I've always wanted to write a children's picture book. But ... how? This inspiring class offers you practical tools to help you realize that dream. It includes writing exercises, examples of current picture books and behind-the-scenes stories and practical advice from an award-winning author. By the end of this class you'll have tools to guide you in this vibrant field.

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