I have always LOVED being a student and find myself really amped at the beginning of a new school year.
While I might not be a traditional student anymore, I have dedicated 2012 to being a student of the craft of writing.
So since January 2012 I have sought classes to take, communities to join and ways to learn how to tighten my writing. Most importantly, I have spent A LOT of time actually writing.
I have put off querying agents and editors this year. I am saving that til 2013.
Today I begin a 5 week online course called The Craft & Business of Writing Children's Picture Books taught by Mira Reisberg. I am really excited.
As stated by Dr. Reisberg, "The Craft and Business of Writing Children’s Picture Books e-Course is 5 weeks of inspiring interactive step by step instruction and education. At the end of the course, you’ll have a completed manuscript and targeted cover letter ready to send to your ideal editor or agent!"
The course could not come at a better time for me.
1) I am so busy training for the NYC Marathon that I do not have time to take an "in person" class.
2) In addition to providing guidance on how to best polish one of my WIPs, it will also provide info regarding submitting for use when the time comes.
As far as I know, there might still be room in the class. You can read all about it at http://www.picturebookacademy.com/writing-childrens-picture-books.html.
If interested, click here http://tinyurl.com/7r54ejz to register now.
What classes have you taken and what did you think? I would love to hear!