November 13, 2019
$415 | 6 Weeks
Calling all picture book authors: Do you have a manuscript you’d like to finish up, polish, and send to an agent or editor? This workshop is for you! During this six week program, you will work closely one-on-one with Kelly to finalize, refine, and polish your picture book into a manuscript ready to submit for publication or representation. If you find there is a gap between crafting your book and making all those final adjustments to take it to the next level, you’ll want to be part of this six-week workshop.
Led by Kelly Bingham, award-winning picture book author of Z is for Moose and Circle, Square, Moose, this workshop will be an opportunity to work with an author to meet your specific goals. Your goal might be to rework the structure of your book, further develop your protagonist, fine-tune your manuscript, or to get help writing a query letter or synopsis. If you would like to have a published author at your disposal to discuss your questions, concerns, or goals, and for mentorship and critique, this is the place for you. Rather than focusing on general lectures for all stages of writers, each week we will work directly to focus on you and your specific story.
The structure of the workshop will be as follows:
In week one, Kelly will read your manuscript, and you will communicate with Kelly privately to establish your goals for the following weeks. We will discuss how to best reach those goals and what series of steps may need to be taken. For the remaining weeks, you will send Kelly your rewriters and/or query letter drafts to critique. We will build off of that for the remainder of the course. Our goal will be to reach your goal, and to end class with a manuscript, query letter, and synopsis ready to send out.
You will also have the opportunity to build a writers community with your classmates! Each week, there will be a discussion forum available to all class participants, where you can share thoughts, comments, and build a community that will allow you to network, encourage and support each other. If you like, you can also form your own critique group with one another, to be utilized outside the workshop environment.
Sign up today and get that manuscript in the mail before the year is out!