Have you ever told yourself that someday you will write a children's book? Now's your chance!
Join us as we demystify the writing process and examine the wide variety of books offered to children: picture books, easy readers, early chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, children's magazines, fiction and nonfiction. If you want to write for children but don't know where to start, this course is for you. It reveals the best way to choose an idea, how to benefit from critique to improve your revisions, and how to write a catchy query letter or intriguing cover letter to capture an editor's attention. Tips for marketing your work, when it's ready, will also be offered.
Quarters Offered: Fall (online); Spring (online)
Course Fee: $395
Prerequisite: None; writers of all levels are welcome.
Contact: For more information about this course, please email the academic department at email@example.com.
Course Number: WCWP-40186
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Children’s Book Writing, Creative Writing
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4/5/2023 - 6/7/2023
This course is entirely web-based and to be completed asynchronously between the published course start and end dates. Synchronous attendance is NOT required.
You will have access to your online course on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
Tomp, Sarah, Author of My Best Everything, a novel for young adults (March 2015, Little Brown Books) and Red, White and Blue Good-bye, a picture book; active member of SCBWI.
Sarah Tomp teaches Writing for Children I: Introduction and Writing for Children II: Intermediate for the Children's Book Writing program. Sarah is the author of "My Best Everything," and, upcoming, "The Easy Part of Impossible," novels for young adults as well as "Red, White and Blue Good-Bye," a picture book. Her work has also appeared in Highlights Magazine for Children. Tomp holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is an active member of SCBWI.
Early enrollment advised.
No refunds after: 4/10/2023.
Early Enrollment Discount: $400 ($425 if enrolled after 3/6/2023).
This is an Online Asynchronous course.
All instruction and course materials delivered and
completed online between the published course start and
end dates. You will have access to your course on the
published start date OR 1 business day after your
enrollment is confirmed, if you enroll on or after the
published start date.
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click the link that appears under Online Provider.
4/5/2023 - 6/7/2023
You will have access to your course materials on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
There are no sections of this course currently scheduled. Please contact the Arts, Humanities, Languages & Digital Arts department at 858-534-5760 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about when this course will be offered again.