Are you Interested in Writing Wonderful Character-Driven Picture Books?!
Marsha Diane Arnold and Dr. Mira Reisberg have created a course that provides you with A WHOLE YEAR OR MORE'S ACCESS to each precious tidbit that you need to know about developing successful character-driven picture books that will have publishers jumping out of their chairs.
Editors are ALWAYS looking for great character-driven books – but what are they, why are they important, and how do you write them?
Enter the Children's Book Academy, and this information and inspiration-packed home-study e-Course created by award-winning author and character expert Marsha Diane Arnold and Director of the Children's Book Academy, Dr. Mira Reisberg.
MARSHA AND MIRA WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH TRULY IN-DEPTH SESSIONS, WITH:
- Effective Examples of Character-Driven Picture Books, Featuring Both Inspiring & Dastardly Characters
- "How-To" Instructions & Meaningful Activities to Find Your Character, Give it a Great Voice & Develop Your Story Structure
- Bonus Access to Our Own Private Facebook Group
- Lessons on How Your Character Will Lead You to Your Plot
A home school course from others with lots of filler might cost you $200-$300 but this course is only $149 with this link!
Here’s a week-by-week glimpse of what will be covered in this informative and activities loaded course that will help you radically improve your skills to write better children's books!!!
UNDERSTANDING THE CHARACTERS KIDS LOVE
In Session One, you'll explore what makes certain picture book characters so appealing to children. You'll be introduced to a wide variety of characters that capture readers' hearts, from a dancing cow to a garbage truck. When you finish this session, you will understand more clearly what makes certain children's book characters to beloved and relatable to children.
WHERE TO FIND YOUR GREAT CHARACTER
In Session Two, you'll discover techniques for creating your own unique characters and sources to help you find the perfect names fro them. Marsha shares where she discovered the characters for her books as well as where other authors discovered theirs. You'll learn how characters drive stories and the caveats all writers should know if they decide to write a story based on a personal experience.
HOW TO WRITE YOUR GREAT CHARACTER
In Session Three, the nitty-gritty of crafting character-driven picture books is explored. The importance of strong story arcs and the reasons a story may not have a strong arc. When you finish this session you will better understand story structure, the use of buddies and dastardly opposites, and know how to gain intimate knowledge of your character as well as their problems and passions.
GREAT CHARACTERS NEED A GREAT VOICE
In Session Four, you'll learn the difference between your character's voice and your own writer's voice. You'll also learn about point of view and various types of voice. And you'll learn what elements to consider when developing your character's voice. When you finish this session you'll know how to give your character a distinctive voice that reflects his personality, motivation and idiosyncrasies.
As this is a self-paced course, you'll have access to the private site where you can watch and read as many times as you like, plus access to the private ongoing Facebook community!!!
There are NO:
- OTHER COMMITMENTS
. . . just learning on your own time, in your own way in a fun and accessible format .
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FYI in the past year Marsha has sold 6 new picture books that are receiving rave reviews along with her previous 8 award winning books. Mira's former students have won many awards and received over 50 contract offers in recent years.
When I asked her to share a little about her Teaching Philosophy here's what she said:
To pass along a bit of knowledge, to have fun, and to inspire greatly. That’s what I try to do with school children when I teach my “funshops”; it’s how I teach adults too. I want students to believe that the only way to write or live is to shout out the continuous “yes” to the universe. Water doesn’t say, “Oh, no,” and stop when it comes to a rock. It follows its intention and finds a way around. So what I try to impart when I teach is to keep moving, like the water, keep exploring, following your intention, and keep embracing “yes”.
You Can Find Out More About Marsha on Her Website: marshadianearnold.com
The following video gives you a little taste of Marsha's warmth and wonderfulness.
Below are some of Marsha's published and award-winning picture books.