The Weekly 411 (4/8/16)

© Sylvia Liu

Friday, April 8, 2016, Issue #15

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This week's spotlight features picture book author Robin Newman!


Revision 911-Writing Mechanics

April 15 Yuyi Morales Scholarship for Children's Book Academy Picture Book Course

Sept. 15-18 Better Books Marin Conference  Small interactive workshop conference for serious MG & YA writers. Faculty includes agent Heather Alexander of Pippin Properties and senior editors Andrew Harwell (HarperCollins), Abby Ranger (HarperCollins), Kate Sullivan (Delacorte Press). (Petaluma, CA)

How to Avoid Passive Voice

Tips For Writing a Character Driven Story

Writing and Coping with Rejection

There are new course offerings at the Children's Book Academy! Below is The Craft and Business of Writing Children's Picture Books and a link to scholarships...

The Craft and Business of Writing Children’s Picture Books -

Co-taught by Random House editor Kelly Delaney and Dr. Mira Reisberg (AKA the Picture Book Whisperer), this fun 5-week highly interactive e-course gets rave reviews and published students.

Fabulous scholarships are now available for the 2016 Craft and Business of Writing Children’s Books interactive e-course co-taught by Random House editor Kelly Delaney and Dr. Mira Reisberg. Applications are due by April 15th.

Jodell Sadler's PCTURE BOOK PACING CLASS starts April 11th.

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