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.
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. Materials required.
This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.
No refunds after February 01, 2023
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
How to Write a Children's Picture Book and Get it Published
by Andrea Shavick