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Getting Your Middle Grade or Young Adult Novel Unstuck: An On Demand Online Workshop 2021

This is an on-demand course. You can begin it at any time. Online Course Info: Whether you’ve jotted down ideas for a novel but can’t get your story off the ground, you’re stuck in the middle of a draft with no idea of where to go next, or you’ve written most of the book but […]

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Meditations for Writers & Illustrators: An On Demand Course 2021

This is an on-demand course. You can begin it at any time. Online Course Info: This is an "on demand" course consisting of 12 pre-recorded, guided meditations and a 12-page meditation guide. Your registration includes a pdf of the meditation guide and six-months of access to the 12 videos included in this package. What You'll […]

January 07, 2021 - January 28, 2021

Getting to Know Your Character Online Course Jan 2021

Online Course Info: This is a four-week online course featuring LIVE sessions with faculty, writing exercises, a community forum, a LIVE peer-to-peer roundtable, and an opportunity for editor or agent feedback on your manuscript. Online Workshop Participant Cap: 18 students. What You'll Learn & Experience: Deepen your understanding of your characters and how they are […]

January 25, 2021 - February 28, 2021

Picture Book Character A-Z Online Course Jan-Feb 2021

Online Course Info: Are you ready to do a deep, deep dive into picture book character? This 5-week intensive with Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen features engaging lessons for each letter of the "Picture Book Alphabet," writing exercises (for your current work(s)-in-progress or future projects), and weekly LIVE Zoom sessions for all of your course-related questions. Online Workshop […]

January 27, 2021 - February 24, 2021

Plotting Your Verse Novel Online Course Jan-Feb 2021

Please note: this course is full. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list. Online Course Info: When writing verse novels, we dance between poetry and story. This course will help you with the unique challenges of plotting novels in verse: do you write the poems before deciding on structure? Or do you […]

February 03, 2021 - April 07, 2021

Crash Course in Children's Publishing: Everything You Need to Know Online Course Feb-Apr 2021

Online Course Info: This is a ten-week online course featuring live sessions with faculty, pre-recorded lectures, writing exercises, community interaction, goal-setting and a 1:1 consultation with faculty. You can watch some previews of the course here: Ta-DAA! Acquisition! Design & Illustration More Kinds of Picture Books Join Us Online To: Understand how the children’s book […]

February 03, 2021 - February 24, 2021

Multiple POVs, Multiple Formats, and Non-linear Timelines for Novelists Online Course, Feb 2021

Online Course Info: This is a four-week online course featuring LIVE sessions with faculty, writing exercises, discussions, a special guest interview, required reading discussions and individual consultations to discuss questions about your works-in-progress. Online Workshop Participant Cap: 20 students. What You'll Learn & Experience: A story can’t be poured into a mold and set for […]

February 04, 2021 - March 25, 2021

So You Want to be an Author/Illustrator? Online Course Feb-Mar 2021

Online Course Info: This is an eight-week online, hands-on workshop featuring: Live Zoom sessions with faculty for lessons and assignment check-ins Pre-recorded lectures and learning materials Structured practice, creative, and revision assignments to move you toward a finished picture book dummy (mock-up) This course offers an intense level of feedback on your work. In addition […]

February 05, 2021 - June 07, 2021

Craft, Community & Your Career: A Support Group for Experienced Storytellers Feb-Jun 2021

Online Course Info: One book can make a difference in the life of a child.  It’s a belief and a mission at the very heart of the Children’s Book Community. While your passion may make the pursuit of accomplishing that mission feel amazing and rewarding, there can be difficulties—especially when it comes to blending your […]

February 09, 2021 - March 30, 2021

Getting To Know Your Novel Online Course Feb-Mar 2021

Online Course Info: This 8-week intensive features LIVE lectures, writing exercises, and multiple opportunities for feedback on your work-in-progress. You'll deepen your understanding of the pillars of a novel, and apply your knowledge as you workshop your own novel. This course provides a unique opportunity to improve your novel through multiple feedback perspectives: Partner feedback: […]

February 20, 2021 - March 02, 2021

Becoming a Nonfiction Writer: A Two-Part Online Course Feb-Mar 2021

Online Course Info: You are ready to begin your work in writing nonfiction for children and teens, but where do you begin? Great idea, yes! But what about the submission process for nonfiction? What about digging deeper into curiosity, narrative structure, and reader engagement? These are the foundations of writing nonfiction for kids and teens. […]

March 03, 2021 - March 31, 2021

Creating an Image System That Works for Your Verse Novel Online Course March 2021

Online Course Info: This is a five-week online workshop that features weekly Wednesday LIVE Zoom lectures (at 1:30 pm Eastern), discussions, writing exercises, and roundtable sessions. Online Workshop Participant Cap: 16 students. What You'll Learn & Experience: An image system is a series of images (can be a symbol or a metaphor or a simile) […]

March 03, 2021 - April 21, 2021

Line Editing Your MG or YA Novel (and Creating Your Book’s Style Guide!) Online Course Mar 2021

Online Course Info: This is an eight-week online course featuring live sessions with faculty, pre-recorded lectures, structured assignments, community interaction and goal-setting. Develop your book’s editorial style guide to keep details clear, concise, and consistent as you revise. Work with an editor to learn revision strategies, including line editing, to use on your work-in-progress. Explore […]

March 15, 2021 - March 25, 2021

The Art of Giving and Receiving Critique: A Three-Part Mini Online Course Mar 2021

Online Course Info: Do you belong to a critique group? Do you have a beta reader or critique partner? Are you planning to interact with an agent or editor via a virtual conference? Part of being a good writer is being a good reader/editor--knowing how to give feedback on a critique partner’s manuscript, and how […]

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