Picture Book Series
with Editor Karen Boss
Tuesdays, November 10 to December 1, 7 pm to 8:30 pm ET

Charlesbridge editor Karen Boss is back to back, this time focusing on picture books with four fabulous workshops. All of the workshops are online and semi-interactive, with time for questions.

You can also sign up to receive an in-depth optional critique of your first ten pages for $50. Only 10 critiques available!

  • November 10: Tension/Pacing: How to Keep Kids Reading and Delighted
    Does your story have enough tension (or any at all?)? What is tension, and how is it different from pacing?

  • November 17: Nostalgia and Didacticism: Twin Pitfalls of Picture Book Manuscripts
    Learn to spot these two common problems in your writing and how to avoid them.

  • November 24: Point of View: Close Third Person For Picture Books
    What’s the right point of view for your picture book? What’s close third, and how can it enhance your writing?

  • December 1: Mentor Texts: Getting a Little Help for Your Craft
    How do you use reading to enhance your writing? How to find balance between too much of a good thing and not enough.

  • Individual workshops: $35 members / $45 non-members

  • Register for all four workshops by October 4: $120 members / $160 non-members

Storytelling Lessons from Kids' TV
a craft chat with writer/producer Tim McKeon
Thursday, December 3, 7 pm ET

Have you ever wanted to write for kids' TV? Or maybe you want to writer books that kids will binge the same way they binge TV shows? In this free chat, Tim McKeon will discuss storytelling lessons he's learned from writing and producing kids' TV for the past fifteen years. Tim will also talk about the difference between writing for TV and film, plus drop lots of Hollywood lingo that will make him seem very, very impressive.

The Story Only You Can Tell
a webinar with Simon & Schuster editorial director and life coach Kendra Levin
Saturday, December 5, 1 pm to 3 pm ET

In this online workshop led by Kendra Levin, you'll discover the stories that YOU are uniquely suited to write. Blending writing exercises with psychology, Kendra will help you to unlock fictional characters and plot ideas hidden within your own life experience and personal history and tap into the powerful narratives that are authentic to you. Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and write live!


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