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Writing Picture Books

on September 2, 2008

Many people who want to write for children express an interest in writing the picture book.

Darcy Pattison is posting a thirty-day series on tips about writing the picture book which is a very worthwhile read. She is covering all the basics from the types of picture books to the craft of writing.

Also, if you are an educator and want to earn clock hours or credits, I offer a “Writing the Picture Book Class” through Seattle Pacific Spiral program for five credits.

Teachers are Writers Too: Writing the Picture Book (5 Credits)

This course offers secondary teachers an opportunity to learn the craft of writing a picture book. The course focuses on teachers as writers; however, educators will find the lessons very applicable to the teaching of writing. The course focuses on learning to identify three types of picture books: Storybook, Concept, and Informational Picture book while exploring writing techniques used in picture books such as; character, structure, and the use of poetic language. Participants will write their own picture book but do not need to be an artist! This course looks at writing the text of picture books.


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