Course Description

ONLINE: In the first five sessions of Creating Your Children's Book, we will focus on structuring a story. Students will learn about and discuss important elements that are foundational to the creation of a children’s book: inventing original characters, determining those characters’ motivations or conflicts and, finally, determining the resolutions to the story. Students will be given assignments related to these elements, work with them between classes to build their individual stories and share their results with fellow participants. The second set of five classes will focus on stylistic elements that make children's stories sing: descriptions using the senses, vivid verbs, images and dialogue. During these classes, students will view multiple examples of these elements and then examine and strengthen their work during class by using them. | Facilitated discussion, Active Skill Learning.

Max enrollment: 14.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Section Title
Creating Your Children's Book
Online - Zoom
1:30PM to 2:45PM
Sep 12, 2023 to Nov 14, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Please note: The course is built through the connection between reading and writing, so books are key. For each class, the instructor will provide links to five to 10 online children’s books as well as to materials she has developed to aid students' investigations. Students may select to read any number of these picture books; most will not be assigned. However, the instructor will require deep reading of one of these books using materials she has introduced in class.

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