Kidlit 101 is a fast-paced course designed to highlight the entire kidlit writing process, from initial ideas to publication and beyond. No question is too random or silly. Plus, in a series of short lectures, we’ll dive into the intricacies of the marketplace. Followed by lots of fun, interactive exercises designed to hone your writing skills – specifically how to develop engaging characters, build amazing worlds, and nail down that all-to-often-overlooked ingredient—voice. We’ll end with a frank and practical Q&A regarding topics of interest, including agents, editors, and publishing.
With over 350,000 of our books sold, we two self-proclaimed craft nerds are ready to tell you what you need to know. Doesn’t hurt that we’re also kidlit writing teachers with a new business, Write On Productions, LLC, whose goal is to help people “write the book that kids (or teens) want to read.” We draw all of our material and exercises from our real-life writing classes, which have been vetted by hundreds of students, some of whom have gone on to hugely successful publishing careers.
Let’s make sure you’re next! Write the book that kids want to read!
Online: Saturday, June 24th, 2023Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm CT
Victoria J. Coe is the author of numerous books for children, including the uber-popular Fenway and Hattie series from Putnam Young Readers. A sought-after workshop presenter on POV and perspective, she created and taught a highly-regarded writing course at the Cambridge Center in Harvard Square for three years, where she first became known for the practical "Tips and Tricks" that she now regularly shares on social media. She lives with her husband in Boston & Duxbury, MA. Visit her at victoriajcoe.com or online @victoriajcoe.
Cheryl Lawton Malone earned her MFA in Creative Writing for Young People from Lesley University, and went on to author acclaimed picture books, including Dario and the Whale from Albert Whitman & Co. A former teacher of Writing for Children on the college and continuing education level, Cheryl is an in-demand manuscript consultant at Grub Street Boston. She and her husband live in Newton & Martha's Vineyard, MA. Connect with her at cheryllawtonmalone.com or on twitter or Facebook @malonelawton.
ONLINE classes are taught in real time in our virtual Zoom classrooms. This keeps the instruction intimate yet accessible to writers across the country. Click here for online learning instructions.