PICTURE BOOK THEMES
What grabs your attention? What hooks you in to read one story over another? I will discuss what a story hook is, its relation to themes, find them in stories you've read, compare them, and write our own.
PICTURE BOOK JEOPARDY!
I will host a game of picture book 'JEOPARDY'. I will test your knowledge on the elements of picture books from authors, genres, to the awards given to the beloved illustrated book that you may not normally think about.
MAKING A PICTURE BOOK
I will bring to life the process of making a picture book. From idea to publication. I will provide a sample manuscript for you to illustrate, and to be read as a completed book at the end of the session.
Twitter pitching was one of my entries into the world of publishing. I'll share tips on what it is, how to write a pitch, how to participate in a party, and how to apply the concept to your writing.
I will work with you on customizing a presentation based on your need. I am able to add an arts and crafts element depending on the age group. I am also available to discuss my writing journey, writing process, and more.
*Presentations run 20 to 40 minutes depending on your need with time for Q & A.
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