Picture Book Writing I
Date: Wednesday, 17 January 2024
Time: 4/13/23 5:00 pm - 3/20/24 8:00 pm
Venue: UCLA Extensions via Zoom

Course Title: 391150: Picture Book I WRITING-X 441.1 (for my class, be sure to enroll with Kim Tomsic)

January 17 – March 20 (Wednesdays)  5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (PT) via live Zoom meetings

Created for the beginning writer, this course explores the various genres within the category of children’s picture books.

We will explore craft elements such as plot, pace, page turns, point of view, structure, rhythm, word choice, voice, and more so you can practice the skills that go into writing a picture book. We will scrutinize various types of picture books (i.e. fiction, nonfiction, concept books, biographies, board books, classics, etc.). Furthermore, we will build a supportive learning environment. Not only will you draft and polish manuscripts, but you will also learn how to use your knowledge of craft to conduct respectful, effective, and authentic peer critiques. Learning how to successfully give and receive feedback will not only help you revise and stretch your writing skills, but these skills will also prepare you to work with an editor. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Write at least one complete picture book with page-turning intrigue and thoughtful structure
  • Enhance Craft & Revision Skills
  • Conduct Peer Critiques
  • Utilize Industry Expertise
  • Learn How to Query Agents
  • Understand How to Work with an Editor

Venue: UCLA Writing Program (3 credits)

To enroll or for more information about the UCLA Writing Program, please visit UCLA Writing Program.


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