2020sat12sep10:00 amsat12:00 pmMNM SeptemberPicture Books: The Postcard Stories of Kid-Lit [Expand/Collapse]10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
The MNM will take place using Zoom. All registrants will be sent a link to join the class. Never attended an online meeting / class before? Let us know and
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Picture Books: The Postcard Stories of Kid-Lit
Would you like to write a picture book? Explore the road from lightbulb moment to publication with Heather M. O’Connor, author of Fast Friends.
Writing picture books isn’t child’s play. They use the same elements as a novel – compelling characters, tension, conflict, setting, plot — but cram them into 30 pages or less. These literary snacks also face a second challenge — a young child’s attention span.
Learn about the techniques and trends. Prospect for story gold, check that your idea is kid-friendly, and discover how to lay it out to maximize suspense. Learn how to tell half a story to leave room for your illustrator to create the other half. Get tips on how to prepare your manuscript for submission, choose the right publisher and skip the slush pile.
Heather M. O’Connor’s first picture book, Fast Friends, was published this summer by Scholastic Canada. She has also written a young adult novel called Betting Game (Orca Books, 2015) and a soon-to-be-announced picture book.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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