I’m excited to announce Kim Sponaugle ( www.picturekitchenstudio.com ) and I are going to be putting together Virtual Picture Book Mentoring Clinics! We’ll be working this summer to pull together three selections: one day workshops OR two or three day clinics. Come back the end of August for all the info!
Here is a sample description:
Read it Again, Please?
Writing for kids is not easy!
Authors have to keep kids interested and entertain the adult who will be reading to them.
Authors need to write in such a way as to inspire an illustrator they may never meet.
Illustrators need stories that create pictures in their minds.
Award-winning author/illustrator team, Pam Halter and Kim Sponaugle, love picture books! These two and three day clinics will break down the picture book process in such a way that participants will leave with either a manuscript that is ready to submit or the tools needed to revise with confidence.
Pam & Kim will read through each manuscript before the clinic and plan workshops based on what the group needs. They will also teach some basics. Each participant will have one-on-one time with Pam & Kim while the rest of the group will be given assignments related to their particular manuscript.
Prerequisite – Applicants need to have a finished picture book manuscript (Christian or a story that does not oppose Christian values) under 1,000 words, which need to be sent a month before the workshop.