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Writing Children's Books


The children's book ìmarketî has expanded and contracted several times since the early 1990's, becoming a booming industry, driven by various trends and marketing strategies. It may seem daunting, but publishers are continually looking for new talent. This course explores writing for a variety of children's genres, from picture books, easy-to-reads, chapter books, novels, and non-fiction. Course explores the art of storytelling and how characterization, theme, plot development, dialogue, and point of view create unique and interesting stories. Examines the latest trends in the children's book marketplace, the importance of the editing process, how your manuscript is handled by illustrators, and how to submit your manuscripts to editors. Also, covers various forms of fiction (folk and fairy tales, realism and humor, contemporary issues faced by today's young readers) and non-fiction (biography, how-to/craft/puzzle, and educational materials, not forgetting class projects!). This course can be taken concurrently with Illustrating Children's Books.

Prerequisites: None

First class materials: Note-taking materials

Course Details
Course Code: XWRT6010
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Lab:
Section 1 Illustration
Instructor: Deborah Nourse Lattimore
Meeting Day(s): Thursday
Meeting Time(s): 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 11, 2014  -  November 13, 2014
No Meeting/Special Note:
Class Size: 20
Meeting Room:
Location: Mid Wilshire Studio
6124 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Registration
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35497 $395 Add to Cart
Certificate 35498 $430 Add to Cart
Credit 35499 $1250 Add to Cart
20 of 20 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on courses $395 or more (ends at Open House).
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