Picture Book II
WRITING X 441.2
Take your picture book writing to the next level with this intermediate course for writers with a basic understanding of the genre.
What you will learn.
- Complete exercises that help you develop deeper understanding of picture book techniques
- Enhance your use of engaging language, humor, and musicality to entertain children
- Identify strong beginnings and endings as well as the drama of the page turn
- Give and receive feedback on works-in-progress
About this course:
This workshop takes you beyond the picture book basics and teaches you to master the specific craft techniques used in creating successful picture books, including strong beginnings and endings, the power of the page turn, audience participation, engaging language, humor, and musicality. Short writing exercises help you develop a deeper understanding of each of these techniques and their purposes, and prepare you to undertake your main project for the course: a picture book manuscript. You engage in an ongoing feedback process overseen by the instructor, which provides a "safe zone" for discussion of student work and helps you hone your own critique skills. The course goal is to complete a picture book manuscript.