23 July, 2007

Write a Children's Book

Are you tired of reading predictable stories to the children in your life and think you could do better? Do you have a great idea for an engaging picture book? Do you want to be the next Dr. Seuss, Eoin Colfer or J.K. Rowling? This practical, interactive course is designed to help you turn your great idea for a children’s book into a reality.

Run over four Saturday mornings in November from 9am - 1pm at Sasani Studios, Highlands North, Joburg, Write a Children’s Book will be led by two highly experienced South African children’s authors and editors, Linda Weber and Darrel Bristow-Bovey. Numbers are limited, to ensure individual attention, and the total cost is R2,800.

Write a Children’s Book will cover the specific challenges of writing for children as opposed to adults and examine such topics as: issues of plotting; how to speak to your readers (rather than at them or down to them); the importance of character and, above all, the importance of not being boring!

It will also include a session with a children’s book illustrator plus a Meet the Publishers session, where you can hear directly from children's book publishers what they look for in a manuscript, how to present your ideas and how they approach and market children's literature.

A course overview, tutor biogs and registration details can be found on www.creativeindustry.co.za

For further information contact:

Fiona Walsh on 072 298 7736 or email fiona@creativeindustry.co.za

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