Writing Picture Books

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Writing picture books requires economy of language. How do you cut to a bare minimum and still tell a captivating story in less than 800 words? Jacqueline Jules, author of forty books for young readers, will share tips on writing stories for children with an eye toward publication. This three-week workshop will cover topics 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.

LIVE VIDEO CONFERENCE: This workshop will be held via our online video conferencing platform, Zoom. The dates and times will remain the same. You can view brief tutorials on using the platform here.

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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