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Writing Complicated Children’s Heroes and Villains
15 in stock
This class is part of a two-week children’s literature series. Register for both Writing for Children and Writing Complicated Children’s Heroes and Villains for just $60. Enter code “ChildrensLit” at checkout to claim discount. Students do not need to register for both classes in order to participate.
A successful children’s book is one that engages the reader’s imagination, maintains their attention throughout, and guides them towards a new understanding of the world in which they live. One of the keys to doing this is having strong characters who are relatable, complex, and unpredictable. This goes for both heroes and villains. In this course, we will look at how some existing characters in children’s literature have achieved this and develop a model for writing characters your readers will be talking about long after they close your book.
This Austin Bat Cave adult writing workshop is limited to 20 students and open to writers of all levels.
About the Instructor
Carol Mitchell is the author of eighteen books for children of all ages (three of those are forthcoming from HarperCollins UK). She holds an MFA in fiction, a certificate in editing from UC Berkeley, and has taught literature and creative writing at George Mason University in Virginia, USA. Carol’s short stories for adults have appeared in several journals. She was short-listed for the Burt Award for Young Adult Caribbean Literature in 2016 and has twice been long-listed for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Carol continues to teach creative writing and to work on her novel. She blogs at carolmitchellbooks.com.