Courses In Your PJs

Welcome to my online course offerings. These are courses that are always available to take at your own pace in your own time–and in your PJs if you want!

I will be adding to this list as time goes on, moving into classes for other levels of children’s books, so stay tuned! The best way to keep up with everything I’m doing is to sign up for my Blab-o-Tips. Not only will you get great tips and market reports, but you’ll hear about new classes I’m offering.

Picture Book Online Classes

I’m so excited about these classes and am working hard to get them completed! The first one—Children’s Picture Books 101—is available  (see below). For more information about what I’m offering and to sign up to hear about launches, discounts and giveaways, click here. You’ll also receive a special download: Is Your Story Ready for Prime Time? A 10-Point Picture Book Checklist

Children’s Picture Books 101: What to Know Before You Write

Available now!
If you are new to the fab world of children’s picture books, this is the perfect introduction and will give you an excellent overview of the unique aspects of the picture book so you’ll have the confidence to begin writing your own. For more information or to enroll in the course, click here.

Writing Children’s Picture Books: From Idea to Finished Story

Available now!

Take action on your dream of writing children’s picture books, creating a story that will make a child laugh, learn, or grow in some way. By the end of the course, you will have completed at least one picture book story.

Children’s Picture Book Mastery Series!

Geared for the more experienced picture book writer, these will be shorter, intensive online courses focusing on a single craft topic. I will be launching these as soon as they are ready, shooting for late spring/summer 2016 for all of them to be available.

  • Story Structure: Develop a structure that keeps your story flowing and readers engaged!
  • Illustration Insider: Find the balance between your words and the illustrations by learning what to leave in and out.
  • Make Every Word Count: Learn techniques to tighten your writing, choose the best words, and get rid of words you don’t need.
  • Writing in Rhyme: Learn how to write effective and engaging rhyme that will delight children and you as well.

Find a Publisher for Your Children’s Book

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My online course for learning everything from publisher terms to formatting your manuscript to locating publishers and agents and submitting to them! For more information or to enroll in the course, click here.

Ready to Submit?
Find out in this Free 3-part video series

Not sure if you’re ready for the wide world of submitting? Check out this free video series to find out! Subscribe to my channel to receive emails when I add new videos.