Intro to Children’s Writing Course at U of T

Here’s a little nudge for anyone interested in writing for children. My course in the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies starts next Tuesday (Jan 24, 2012), and there’s still time to enroll.

We’ll cover everything from picture books to so-called “YA crossover” novels, looking at characterization, narrative structure, suspense and more—in both a general sense, as it relates to all fiction, as well as what makes writing for youth unique. We’ll also examine what makes a successful children’s book, delve into non-fiction, the publishing world, and look at the process of writing graphic novels.

The course will be held Tuesday afternoons from 1-3pm on the main campus of U of T. If you’d like to enroll, you can do so here (NOTE: my section is course code 1717-014).

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