In addition to my current courses on writing books for children, I am pleased to announce the following courses on writing children’s books.
In a studio when I’m recording a video lecture, the primary audience is the tiny blue or red light that goes on when the camera is rolling. By writing a book as I teach each course, I find the enthusiasm that I normally obtain from an audience.
You actually get to watch me write the first draft of a book that parents, parents and pre-school teachers will want to read to a child.
Each course that you take will build your skill sets in a different way, and each course will empower you to write a super-high-quality first draft of a children’s picture book. If a child takes the course with you, they will also be empowered. Children who write a book, or books, feel a strong sense of pride, particularly when other children tell them, “I like your book!” As a result, many of the children who take this course will develop a love of reading and writing. This will serve each child well for their entire life.
The following courses, will supplement my existing courses.
Write a Book Like,”The Monster on Top of the Bed “– I show each student how to write a book based on their own by using the “ice-cream-parlor delicious,” artwork of Manuela Pentangelo, the illustrator for The Monster on Top of the Bed.They do this by writing their stories directly on top of the background artwork. I do this by providing an e-book that they can print out and use to write and refine their stories. When they are ready, they can purchase a paperback edition of the book so that they enjoy reading their story from a professionally printed book. The course will be available soon. Check out the book.
Write a Book Like, “How Can I Be Me?” – A turtle discovers how to be a painter by collaborating with another artist. Each student is challenged to discover an important value that they want to share with others.
Write a Book Like, “Poems Bon ased Museum Art” – We take a web-based tour of artwork that is on display in some of the world’s greatest museums. At each stop on the tour, we write a poem. Each student is challenged to write their own book, one poem at a time. The course is scheduled for 2017. I am seeking a teacher who likes to use tools like Google Hangouts for collaboration.
Write a Book Like, ” Poems ala Shel Silverstein” – I write a book of poems inspired by the poems of Shel Silverstein’s A Light in the Attic. The course is scheduled for 2017. Download a poem that is used in the course.
Write a Book Like, “Ant on a Rant” – A story inspired by the techniques that Dr. Suess used in Cat in the Hat. The course is scheduled for 2017. I am seeking a teacher who likes to use tools like Google Hangouts for collaboration.
Write a Book Like, “A Tale of Two Hamsters” – Readers discover the inherent worth and value of each person and pet when they learn about Houdini and Suzy, two hamsters who made a huge difference in the lives of the people who loved them. The course will be available soon.
Write a Book Like, “This Big Light of Mine” – A beloved hymn, This Little Light of Mine, serves as the inspiration for a story that encourages children to believe that they can make a difference in the world. The course will be available soon.
Write a Book Like, “The Fun Closet – Inspired by the movie Monsters, Inc., I write a book about the fun that emanates from a closet every time that it is opened. The course will be available soon.
Write a Book Like, “You are A Hero / I am a Hero” – In this book, we learn how to draw inspiration for a book from a PowerPoint theme that is available to tens of thousands of people. The course will be available soon.
Write a Book Like, “Just Ducky”– Based on pictures taken of a duck pond we develop a story that children will want to hear night after night as a bedtime story. The course is scheduled for 2017. I am seeking a teacher who likes to use tools like Google Hangouts for collaboration.
By taking these courses, you’ll avoid making many common mistakes. (Ironically, you won’t know what mistakes you avoided–you’ll just know that you wrote an interesting book.)
You may take these courses alone, or with a child. Children should be between 5-12 with a helper (parent, teacher, grandparent, aunt, uncle, older sister, etc.). Ages 13 and up do not need a helper.
In these courses, you’ll discover some things that will make it much easier to write. Some of these things will seem so simple, and they are, but it was really hard for me to learn them by reading other books.
The courses have a better-than-money-back guarantee. In addition to a 30-day trial period, you may ask questions, and get answers.
When you finish this course, you will have everything you need to write a great first draft of the words for a picture book. Enjoy.