There's never been a better time to write and publish books for children and young adults than today!
Children's books are consistently the strongest growing sector of the publishing industry - and publishers, educators and librarians are constantly seeking great new books for young readers.
Just Write for Kids contains everything you need to know to create a great picture book, from developing your idea to editing your manuscript! Including...
Learn about picture book format, structure and the relationship of text to illustrations. Find your sources for ideas and learn how to develop them.
Determine who your hero is and learn the prime questions you should be asking abour your characters.
What do you want to say to kids and why? Learn how point of view informs your story and how to choose your words wisely.
What's the problem for your character? Become versed in plot structure and sequence to create a compelling story.
First or third person? Rhyme or prose? Past or present tense? Emma will help you decide and show you the best ways to use dialogue, language and the senses in your story.
This might be the most important part. Master revision strategies for polishing your manuscript and review best practices for formatting your submissions.
“Emma is not only a gifted writer, but she is a truly gifted teacher. In ultra clear step-by-step building blocks, she guides you through the style basics required to produce a publishable picture book in today's competitive literary world. For me the course was a personal journey of discovery full as much with inspiration as with information; a real gift.”
Joanna Marple - Librarian, Children's Author
Emma Walton Hamilton has co-authored over 30 children's books with her mother, Julie Andrews - 8 of which have been on the New York Times best-seller list. She is a proud faculty member of Stony Brook Southampton's MFA in Creative Writing and Literature, where she teaches children’s book writing, and directs the Children's Literature Fellows program, as well as the annual Southampton Children's Literature Conference every summer. Emma also serves as Executive Director for the Young Artists and Writers Project in area middle and high schools. She has dedicated her life to creating books that will make a difference in the lives of children - and teaching others to do the same.
Now, she's offering the same information and training to you... for a fraction of the cost, and accessible entirely from the comfort of home!
* Editing Checklist
* Children's Writer's Resource List
* Manuscript Submission Guide
* Unique opportunities to ask questions and share comments with Emma
* A $50 Gift Certificate toward any of Emma's editing services