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Writing for Children
13 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.
While the market for adult books may be thinning as many adults gravitate towards shorter fiction forms, the market for children’s books is not similarly affected. One impact on this market is a great increase in the number of people writing children’s books and seeking to be published. How do you get your work to stand out in this competitive field?
In this course, you will learn about the various types of children’s books, and what to do to ensure your book meets the requirements of the type of book you have chosen to write. In this class, we will discuss knowing your audience and bridging the divide between what draws children to books versus what teachers and parents want to see in books for children. Finally, you will get started on your book with some tips on crafting fiction that will engage children’s imaginations.
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.