Clearly, Ellie is clueless. But it's okay, we all were/are at first. But luckily, if you do want to become a picture book writer, there is a fantastic class waiting for you!
The Craft and Business of Writing Children's Books is being taught by the amazing Dr. Mira Reisberg through http://www.childrensbookacademy.com/writing-childrens-picture-books.html
And I'm so happy to announce that I have the opportunity to assist her. I am actually a graduate of this amazing course.
You will learn the basics and beyond! The best part of the course for me, was having a critique group and being involved in a community of writers.
As a reading teacher and writer of children's books, I've realized that writing is writing. The writing that we teach kindergartens or fourth graders is the same craft that I learned in my MFA program. There are basics of craft that you must learn as a writer, no matter what age.
Having a background and degree in both reading and writing has been very helpful and eye opening.
As an assistant in this class, I plan to share some of that insight.
So, if you are thinking about taking this class, DO IT!
So who am I?
And here are some of my thoughts about being a writer.
So, do you wanna be a picture book writer? Then go for it! Sign up today!
We are so excited to be mixing things up at CBA, beginning with some delicious additions to the Blogfish. Meet our awesome new bloggers!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with Clear Fork/Spork editor/art director, former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature super smart Melissa Stoller whose career is taking off with several new books.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the fabulous debut author/illustrator Maggie Brown.
And 5th Mondays will feature the wonderful Ave Maria Cross