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!
1/20/2014 08:53:49 am
The video was right on. I don't know how many people have said this to me when they attend any of my writing classes or groups.
1/21/2014 04:37:03 am
Your video is great for getting the message out about the realities of PB writing-love it! I took Mira's class for writing children's picture books before attempting to write a PB. I knew I wasn't prepared. if anyone is thinking of writing a PB, think about taking this great course from Mira and Mandy-they are the best.
1/21/2014 09:38:51 am
It was great to laugh about the subject for once. In the past I have been reduced to tears by it!! xox
1/21/2014 08:32:00 pm
Glad you all enjoyed it! :)
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