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Writing the Picture Book Online Class

on April 16, 2020

I know we don’t want to think about it–but even if we do return to some normal activity by July, the chances that a lot of our favorite festivals and events will be canceled are high. I’m supposed to participate in two summer festivals–one in Gig Harbor and one in Oregon City, Oregon and I’m kinda holding my breathe to see if they will go.

Sooo….in the meantime, I’m offering my Writing the Picture Book Online Class again through WOW–Women on Writing. Registration is now open!

The class runs from July 2 to July 29 and all work is posted on a Groups.IO chat group–so very easy to access. You can see the class outline here.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Picture Books are the most beloved story form of children’s writing. But how easy is it to write one? In this class, we’ll look at how to create a memorable child character, how to craft a simple plot to be read multiple times, explore pacing, and do a little researching into the current picture book market. The class includes instructor feedback on all assignments, and a draft of an 800-word picture book. Students will be encouraged to spend an afternoon at their local library or elementary school reading picture books. The class is designed for those interested in learning how to write a picture book story and is very beneficial for illustrators wanting to know how to write a picture book.

I hope if learning to write a picture book is one of your goals, you will join us!


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