Always wanted to write a picture book? This course will teach you tips and techniques for developing your ideas, organising them into a story, polishing them into a finished manuscript and submitting them to publishers and competitions.
Discover what makes a great picture book and learn techniques and tips to help you develop and write your own.
The course begins with a brief introduction to the picture book genre and then using a mixture of discussion, teaching, Q & A, exercises and feedback, we will cover the main aspects of the writing craft required to write your own, including:
We will also cover techniques and advice for editing and rewriting your own work, information on submitting your work, getting published, competitions and writer resources.
Those attending the 17 October workshop are also welcome to attend our opening address at 9am. Carole Beu from the Women's Bookshop will fire up the day with an early morning talk on her raves and faves. Have a cuppa, listen to Carole and meet others.
Anyone keen to write a picture book, anyone who has an unfinished or rejected manuscript sitting in a bottom drawer, those who may be looking to use their own illustrations. Please note this course is designed for adult learners writing for children.
Children's Book Illustration with Sandra Morris
From 2018 course: