Course curriculum

  • 2

    What is a Picture Book?

    • What is a Picture Book?

    • Some thoughts to start

  • 3

    Creating your Story

    • Where do Ideas come from?

    • You Need a Hero

    • Character Creation exercise

    • 7 Basic Story Plots

    • Houston We Have A Problem!

    • Build your universe

    • The 3 ACT structure

    • Important Elements of Storytelling

  • 4

    The Story Begins!

    • Step 1 Brainstorming the Idea, character and initial emotion/problem

    • Step 2-plotting the main timeline, setting environment and key obstacles

    • Step 3 - first draft

    • Step3a - 2nd Draft

    • Step 4- now to add story elements to enhance the rythym.

  • 5

    Editing your work

    • Steps to editing your manuscript - overview

    • Example Editing

  • 6

    But I can't Draw!

    • What about the illustrations?

  • 7

    Path To Publication

    • Traditional Publishers

    • Literary Agents

    • Print on Demand

    • Conclusion

  • 8

    Resources

    • Resources