So you want to write a children's book. You've got a great idea, your kids and grandkids have always loved your stories, and you're ready to take the next step. But where to start? In this course, you'll learn how to turn that idea into a manuscript, whether you're working on a picture book, a young adult novel, or anything in between. We'll cover character, plotting, voice, and age-appropriateness of vocabulary and emotional content. You'll read and analyze recent and classic children's books, then discuss your discoveries with classmates. Meanwhile, we'll experiment with dialogue, point of view, scene building, subtext, and revision. Finally, we'll look at how to get your book out into the world of readers. Lecture (plus Questions), Facilitated Discussion, Writing
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