Writing for Children

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What makes a story engaging for young readers? How do you tell a captivating story in less than 800 words? Jacqueline Jules, author of forty books for young readers, including the Zapato Power series and the Sofia Martinez series, will share tips on writing stories for children with an eye toward publication. Workshop will cover elements important to a successful children’s book such as point of view, story arc, character development, and marketability. Participants will have the chance to share their own stories for group critique. Writing prompts and tips on how to break into the publishing world will be provided.

About Jacqueline Jules

Jacqueline Jules is the award-winning author of forty books for young readers including the Zapato Power series, the Sofia Martinez series, Feathers for Peacock, and Duck for Turkey Day. She is also the author of three chapbooks, Field Trip to the Museum, (Finishing Line Press), Stronger Than Cleopatra (ELJ Publications), and Itzhak Perlman’s Broken String, winner of the 2016 Helen Kay Chapbook Prize from Evening Street Press.

Teaching Style: Jacqueline Jules is a former school librarian and frequent presenter at schools, conferences, and teacher workshops. Her presentations always involve discussion, writing models, and writing prompts.


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