Begins Monday, March 21st, 2022
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Rosie will cover the essential elements and steps in the process of writing a picture book― from generating story ideas to finishing a first draft, picking a catchy title, to revising and submitting. This course focuses on writing and you do not need a background in illustration to take this class.
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 features and elements that apply to them.
This course will explore a variety of story structures and provide a breakdown on crafting a strong story, including step-by-step guidance and assignments to help you reach your goals. 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 on options 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 which means you complete the weekly assignments on your own schedule. There are no set meeting times in order to allow for greater participation; your cohort will consist of writers from across different time zones, which allows for a wonderful diversity of voices.
Along with your weekly deadlines 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 and you will receive feedback from all assigned writing activities.
HOW DOES WET INK WORK?
Wet Ink was built and designed specifically for online writing classes. Wet Ink is private, easy to use, and very interactive. You can learn more about the Wet Ink platform by Watching a Class Demo.
Instructor: Rosie J. Pova
Starts March 21st, 2022
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 latest picture book, Sunday Rain, was released in March 2021, and her upcoming one, The School of Failure: A Story about Success will be released in spring 2022. Rosie also speaks on many women's topics and has appeared on TV, radio and print media.