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8-Week Online Writing Picture Books: From Creation to Publication, Join List For Next Class
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8-Week Online Writing Picture Books: From Creation to Publication, Join List For Next Class

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Begins Monday, August 30th, 2021

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Led by Award-winning children's author Rosie J. Pova! Her books include Sunday Rain, If I Weren't With You, Sarah's Song and her upcoming picture book, The School of Failure: A Story about Success (spring 2022). Rosie's work was also recently featured in The New York Times.

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.)

You can also follow a series of blog posts from one of Rosie's former students as she starts to query agents with her picture book, developed in this class.

"My experience with Rosie J. Pova as my mentor has been unbelievably helpful. I am a mom and preschool teacher who has had stories and ideas swimming in my head for over a decade. I felt like I just needed the tools to make my stories come together and (maybe one day) get published. Rosie's knowledge of children's writing and the traditional publishing industry has been invaluable to me. She has truly helped pull these stories out of my head and pushed me to write them on paper in a way that I haven't done before. Her 8-week course that I took was also incredibly helpful to break down step by step "how-to" to accomplish this very daunting task of writing children's books. I feel very confident in her process and I hopefully will be one of her true success stories! I cannot recommend working with Rosie enough. If you do the work she assigns and follow what she recommends, you will come out of the mentorship with polished stories you can be proud of. I cannot thank her enough for her support." --Blair W.


Wet Ink, our dedicated online classroom, was designed specifically for writing classes. It is a private, easy to use, and highly interactive online platform. Learn more about it from this class demo.

The class is entirely asynchronous which means that there are no set meeting times and students work to their own schedules. Participants will be from different time zones, which allows for a wonderful diversity of voices. In addition to ongoing discussions, all craft materials, lectures, reading assignments, and writing prompts will be available in the Wet Ink classroom. Students will also post work and provide and receive feedback within the online environment.


You can pay for the course in full or use Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
  • Instructor: Rosie J. Pova

  • Class size limited to 12 writers

  • Starts August 30th, 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 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.

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