8-Week Online Writing Picture Books: From Creation to Publication, starts January 11, 2021
Begins Monday, January 11, 2021
Led by Award-winning children's author Rosie J. Pova! Her books include If I Weren't With You (SPORK, an imprint of Clear Fork Publishing, 2017), Hailey Queen Pranking Makes Perfect: The Alien Encounter (SPORK, 2017) and Sarah's Song (SPORK, Fall 2017). Rosie's upcoming picture book, Sunday Rain, will be released in March 2021.
Rosie will cover the essential elements and steps in the process, from generating story ideas to finishing a first draft, picking a catchy title, to revising and submitting.
Picture books are a very particular format of children's writing because, besides being very short, they work with illustrations to complement the text and therefore require understanding of the particular rules that apply to them. This course will explore the classic picture book structure and provide a breakdown on crafting a story, including all must-have elements. In addition, it will offer an overview of other most common structures. This is a hands-on, interactive, and highly productive course that will guide you from idea to finished draft, revision and polishing, and weigh in options on moving forward with your work toward publication.
Furthermore, the course will address the following questions as you work on creating your picture book: What to do and what to avoid in the process? Most common mistakes that keep you from moving forward in your writing journey. What is most likely to grab an agent's or editor's attention in today's picture book market? How to get up-to-date on the current market and how to write for today's audience?
By the end of this course, you'll get a clear idea on where to start, what to do and in what order, helping you advance your writing, understand the craft and business of children's publishing better, and move closer to your goals. (Applies to traditional publishing, not self-publishing.)
ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:
This class is entirely asynchronous with weekly deadlines and there is plenty of interaction with Rosie and your peers within Wet Ink, our dedicated online classroom. Craft materials, lectures, reading assignments, and writing prompts are all available through the online classroom. Students also post work and provide and receive feedback within the online classroom environment. You can get the work done as you see fit week-to-week, so it is perfect for any schedule. There are discussion questions each week inspired by the assigned readings and topics in the lecture notes. Students are encouraged to take these wherever is most compelling and/or useful for them. Rosie engages with these discussions throughout the week.
Instructor: Rosie J. Pova
Class size limited to 12 writers
Starts January 11th, 2021
Course is fully ONLINE; students can work according to their own schedule within weekly deadlines. Once you have enrolled the instructor will send you a link to our online classroom, provided via Wet Ink.
Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this class.
Instructor Rosie J. Pova is a multi-published, award-winning children's author, poet, speaker, and writing coach. Rosie's upcoming picture book, Sunday Rain, will be released in March 2021. It's a story that celebrates imagination, the love of books, and new friendships, and it's now available for pre-order. Rosie also speaks on many women's topics and has appeared on TV, radio and print media. Originally from Bulgaria, Rosie now lives in Dallas, TX with her family. Find out more at her website or on her Amazon Author Page.