Writing Classes

I teach classes both in-person in and around Denver as well as online classes, which I call “Courses In Your PJs” because you can register anytime and take them at your own pace (and in your PJs if you want  🙂 .)

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  1. Hello, Do you have children’s writing classes coming up? Thank you, Wayne

    • I’m so excited you asked! I have two coming up in June at the Lighthouse Writers Lit Fest — one on rhyming in children’s picture books and another on developing a story summary. If you check the top of this page, you’ll see links to both of these for more info or to register. Hope to see you!

  2. Hi Denise,

    I was in your introduction to writing picture books workshop this morning (3-8-2014) at Lighthouse Writers. I apologize if I am sending this to the wrong e-mail address but I was having some trouble finding the most appropriate way to contact you via e-mail.

    I just wanted to thank you for your inspirational workshop this morning. That was a fast and fun 3 hours! It gave me an even greater thirst to write the children’s books that have been swirling around in my head for years and years and years. My head is exploding with new ideas, along with the old ideas that have never seen the outside of my head. I am looking forward to allowing myself an enormous “brain dump” as you suggested. That is such a great way to express that very first step.

    Because I left your workshop longing for more, I know that I absolutely need to take the 8-week course whenever it is offered. Lighthouse Writers seems like a wonderful place, though it is quite the jog from my home here in Franktown! However, I felt a strong spark of inspiration from you and through your class and I am anxious to learn more from you and about the process of writing and publishing children’s books. In the meantime, I plan to get some of these brilliant ideas out of my brain (via the “brain dump”) and onto paper so I can begin the process of turning them into a complete story for me to then revise and revise and revise! When I feel I have a story that will tickle the minds and hearts of children across the country, I will have a manuscript worthy of publishing. I know it can be a long, challenging road but I think I am ready for the journey.

    Thank you again,
    Celeste Elbert

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