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published children's author and discover how you can touch the
hearts of children by creating books for them. If you're a beginning
writer, this course will help you transform a book idea into a
finished product that you'll be proud to place into the hands of
potential publisher. And if you're already a successful writer, this
course will help you explore new opportunities and markets for your
In this highly
interactive, hands-on course, you'll take pen to paper and begin
work on your very first fiction or nonfiction manuscript. In the
process, you'll explore the changing world of children's literature
and understand the various formats--from baby's first books to
novels for young adults. You'll get insights from guest authors and
editors to gain a better understanding of the needs of today's
market. By researching the genre and recognizing niche players,
you'll open doors of opportunity, many of which you may not have
previously considered. By the time you finish this course, you'll
have all the tools and resources you'll need to continue to grow as
a writer for children.
This course includes a knowledgeable
and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons,
facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor
for this course will be Carol Parenzan Smalley.
Carol Parenzan Smalley
ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing) instructor :Carol Parenzan
Smalley is a children's writer, an editor, a library consultant,
and a college instructor. Her books for children include Fats,
Oils, and Sweets for Scholastic, No Hands Allowed: DaMarcus
Beasley, Robbie Reader Biography: Henry Hudson, and Extreme
Sports: Riding the Giant Wave with Garrett MacNamara for Mitchell
Lane Publishing, A Mathematical Walk through an Amusement Park
for TouchSmart, a guide to American Sign Language for Barnes and
Noble, a five-book series on the U.S. government for Perfection
Learning, and more. She is a frequent contributor to publications
for writers, and she spends her free time conducting workshops
for her many readers.
For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing) you need
Access to a library or bookstore that stocks children's books,
Microsoft Word or other word processing software, Internet access,
e-mail, and the Netscape or Firefox or Internet Explorer Web
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I finish this last assignment, I shed a happy tear. A happy tear because I have
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Until we meet again..."
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children's books can be rewarding and fun, but it's important to
keep the child's interests and abilities in mind when you write.
divisions like fiction and nonfiction, children's books are
generally divided into categories like baby books, toddler (board)
books, pre-readers, early readers, chapter books, and so on. Many
writers indicate interest in writing children's books because it
seems like an easy "in" to getting published. Writing for children
seems doable and relatively easy. However, it is not easy as it
seems to be. This course will teach you the dos and don'ts of writing
You can't just write a children's book
and assume that any child of any age can read it. Most authors
specialize in a particular age of children. There are guidelines to
writing for children which you will be taught through the valuable
ExpertRating Writing for Children Certification course.
Are you a
beginning writer with a story to tell or a
published writer who wishes to build on your
successes? Do you dream of creating books that
children will love? This first lesson is going
to revisit your childhood in order to help you
move forward in your writing career. You'll
spend time with a children's media consultant to
learn about her childhood, her love for books,
and the changing face of children's publishing.
You'll discover that the best way to write well
is to read well-written books. And, this lesson
will discuss that Harry character and the impact
he has on your future.
Friday - Lesson 02
this lesson, you'll focus specifically on
children's picture books. You'll start by
learning how to define the category of picture
books and dissect a few samplings on the
shelves—board books, cloth books, picture books,
and picture storybooks. You'll spend some time
with noted children's picture book author and
illustrator Ian Falconer, creator of the
"Olivia" books. And you'll discover a magic
Wednesday - Lesson 03
In this lesson,
you'll explore books for beginning readers and
discover resources available to writers to
assist them in their creation of books that
children will love to read (and read because
they love them). You'll visit with an editor of
children's educational materials and a
relatively new writer who's made his
introduction into children's writing through the
educational market. And this lesson will uncover
opportunities for you in this category of
Friday - Lesson 04
In Lesson 4,
you'll explore the world of literature designed
for the middle school and high school readers.
You'll uncover the reasons why these books are
demanding a larger amount of shelf space in
libraries and bookstores. You’ll spend time with
an expert on young adult literature and learn
more about this relatively new area of
Wednesday - Lesson 05-
In this lesson,
you'll embark on a nonfiction book tour. Because
good fiction is rooted in accurate facts,
there's wonderful information in this lesson’s
sampling for fiction writers, too, especially in
the area of research. Travel along with an
expert in nonfiction research, and discover how
you can improve your writing by uncovering facts
through primary and secondary sources. You've
come a long way from bland biographies!
Friday - Lesson 06
In this lesson
you'll join a group of eleven writers who
between them have penned almost 200 books and
magazine articles! Some of the writers are
relatively new to the craft. Others have been
doing it for many years. All of them are growing
in their profession, and all will openly share
what's worked (and what hasn't worked) for them.
You'll learn about their typical writing day,
their sources of inspiration, and the passion
behind their creative endeavors.
Wednesday - Lesson 07
In Lesson 7, some
guest writers will share information about the
research that goes into a book idea. This lesson
will discuss the energy devoted to fine-tuning
that first page in order to grab an editor's
attention. Those guest writers will share tricks
that help them think visually throughout the
writing process, and they'll offer some of their
successes in creating pages that readers want to
Friday - Lesson 08
Grab your red
pens—it's time to edit! These guest writers know
that writing is all about rewriting. In Lesson
8, you'll journey with them as they share some
of the methods they use to turn their first
drafts into contracted manuscripts. You'll
discover how to read like an editor and improve
your publishing opportunities. They'll tell you
why you should surround yourself with a circle
of like-minded writers—your critique group—to
gather fresh input, perspective, and suggestions
regarding your writing. And you'll get started
with your critique group right away—as part of
your class assignment, you'll be invited to
submit part of a working manuscript for your
fellow students to critique.
Wednesday - Lesson 09
In this lesson,
you're going to explore the needs of publishing
houses to help guide you in your search for
finding a home for your book manuscript or
magazine article. You'll discover how to improve
your odds through market research. You'll
uncover the resources that these guest writers
use to target publishers and how they know the
right time to send out their manuscripts. And
you'll spend a few moments with an editorial
director from an educational publishing house to
learn more about the growing needs in this
Friday - Lesson 10
In this lesson,
you'll learn how to align yourself with
published authors by appearing professional
through the submission process. You'll spend
time with a noted author discussing query and
cover letters, and you'll learn how to craft
correspondence to gain the attention of editors.
You'll find out how to get your submission out
of the slush pile and onto the desks of editors.
You'll learn the correct way to format your
manuscript, and laugh along with the guest
writers as they share some of their favorite
rejection stories (and the lessons they learned
in the process).
Wednesday - Lesson 11
In Lesson 11,
you'll explore the business side of children's
publishing. You'll move beyond the writing and
submission components and into the world of
contracts and promotion. You'll learn all about
it through the words of a seasoned marketing pro
who specializes in the children's publishing
world. You'll learn how to get your books off of
bookshelves and into the hands of your readers.
And you'll have fun when those guest writer’s
guides share some of their favorite promotional