You may know that I’m taking an online course called “Writing for Love and Money” at The Children's Book Academy.
Wow, talk about a wealth of info! Lists of publishers that took years to compile and update. Assignments and Homework, Blog lectures and videos that show step by step, and help get me ready to submit. I even got some of my cover letter critiqued by the instructors! The course is only half over and already there’s so much stuff, I’ll have to revisit after the course is over. Luckily, class members have six months access after the class is live.
As excited as I am about the course I’m taking now, I’m even MORE enthusiastic about the next one offered at The Children’s Book Academy.
“Writing Children’s Books”
Why am I looking forward to this course so much? Well, Take the wonderful Dr. Mira Reisberg who always over-delivers on her courses, and add acquiring editor Kelly Delaney, who WORKS at dream publisher Random House/Knopf! Talk about the inside scoop. Could it get any better for a Picture Book writer like me?
The course is chock full with guest instructors, critique opportunities, worksheets and handouts, and skip-the-slush Golden Ticket opportunities where every student gets to have their pitch in front of acquiring editors and agents eyes! Yep, I can’t wait for the first live training June 29th. If you are picture book writer - or want to be – here’s all the info you need to register for the course: "The Craft and Business of Writing Picture Books"
Hope to see you there!
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)