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Save the dateJanuary 11 - 25, 2022 (GMT-5)
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Come to one or all three of these workshops (Structure, Hooks, Story Arc) for picture-book writers or author/illustrators and take a fresh look at three seemingly difficult topics that are actually simpler than you think. Through sharing examples and participating in exercises, writers will walk away with renewed energy for your craft.

January 11: Picture Book Structure: Adam Rex once tweeted: "A picture book is a message of humanity sent to another planet with a brand new kind of people. And you have to get it right in <1000 words." At the heart of "getting it right" is structure. Sounds hard—but it's easier than you might think!

January 18: Picture Book Hooks: Tired of hearing about hooks? Or maybe you've never heard of them at all! Picture books need a way to grab hold of more than one audience: the person who buys it (usually an adult) and the kid reader. That takes hooks.

January 25: Picture BookStory Arc: This just means plot, right? Nope! It's a little different. But how? Let's talk story arc and how it comes into play in every kind of picture book—fiction, nonfiction, story, concept, survey, and more. Strengthening up those arcs is integral!


! Add on Critique: Receive in-depth feedback from Karen Boss for ONE picture book manuscript


Please note, these zoom webinars will be recorded and can be accessed for a short amount of time following the event.

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Speakers
  • Karen Boss (Editor at Charlesbridge)

    Karen Boss

    Editor at Charlesbridge

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Karen Boss -- PB Structure -- Jan 11th; 7-8:30pm

PB Structure: Adam Rex once tweeted: “A picture book is a message of humanity sent to another planet with a brand new kind of people. And you have to get it right in <1000 words.” At the heart of “getting it right” is structure. Sounds hard—but it’s easier than you might think! January 11th, 7-8:30pm ET (Zoom workshop which will be recorded and available for a limited time after the event.)

Member Price $36
Standard Price $45

Karen Boss -- PB Hooks -- Jan. 18th; 7-8:30pm

PB Hooks: Tired of hearing about hooks? Or maybe you’ve never heard of them at all! Picture books need a way to grab hold of more than one audience: the person who buys it (usually an adult) and the kid reader. That takes hooks. January 18th, 7pm-8:30pm (Zoom workshop which will be recorded an available for a short time after the event.)

Member Price $36
Standard Price $45

Karen Boss -- PB Story Arc -- Jan 25th, 7-8:30pm

PB Story Arc: This just means plot, right? Nope! It’s a little different. But how? Let’s talk story arc and how it comes into play in every kind of picture book—fiction, nonfiction, story, concept, survey, and more. Strengthening up those arcs is integral! January 25th; 7-8:30pm ET (Zoom workshop which will be recorded and available for a short time after the event.)

Member Price $36
Standard Price $45

Optional PB Critique (Sold Out)

Conceptual Edit: Receive in-depth feedback on your PB manuscript by editor Karen Boss

$60

Editor Karen Boss -- PB Structure -- Jan 11th; 7-8:30pm

PB Structure: Adam Rex once tweeted: “A picture book is a message of humanity sent to another planet with a brand new kind of people. And you have to get it right in <1000 words.” At the heart of “getting it right” is structure. Sounds hard—but it’s easier than you might think! January 11th, 7-8:30pm ET (Zoom workshop which will be recorded and available for a limited time after the event.)

$45