Writing Picture Books

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Learn how to write a picture book from a successful author of more than two dozen award-winning books for children. Each session will begin with a short discussion of an aspect of writing for children, including story openings and arcs, characterization, plot/pacing, rhythm/sound, and marketing. Suggested readings, prompts, and feedback will inspire and guide writers in the class. By the end of the workshop, participants should have written and/or revised part or all of a picture book and have a better sense of how to create one in the future. If you want feedback, feel free to bring work to the first class (typed and double-spaced and with 16 copies).

About Mary Quattlebaum

Mary Quattlebaum is the author of 27 award-winning children's books including Pirate vs. Pirate, Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns, The Hungry Ghost of Rue Orleans, and Jo MacDonald Hiked in the Woods, and a popular presenter at schools and conferences. Mary also writes nonfiction for adults and children, including chapter books on amazing animal friendships and heroic dogs for National Geographic, and she teaches in the graduate program in writing for children and young adults at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.  Mary's work has appeared in anthologies and magazines such as Cricket, Spider, Ladybug, and Boys’ Life. More about her at: maryquattlebaum.com.



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