Intensive limited to 8 writers
6 Meetings: 3 Weeks, twice a week
In this on-line program, Plot Whisperer Martha Alderson and Literary Agent Jill Corcoran provide constructive feedback as you develop/refine your picture book concept, characters, plot, as well as your pitch and query.
Tuesdays and Fridays 10am - 12:30pm Pacific/1pm - 3:30pm Eastern
July 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
Twice-Weekly 2 1/2 hours Discussion based on assigned homework and feedback from both Martha and Jill that apply to your individual plot and picture book elements for a total of 6 Discussion sessions.
Each session has a specific focus based on homework though you are free to address any issues you’re having. Participants are given 15 minutes to ask questions and voice concerns and successes for your manuscript. Only Jill and Martha answer questions and give input. During each writer’s time, the seven other writers benefit from actively listening and taking notes. We’ve learned from teaching together that writers gain valuable information both when they are on the “hot seat” and when listening to other writer’s issues.
Session One: 7/10/18
Concept, Voice, & Key plot points
Session Two: 7/13/18
oncept, First pages, How the Character’s flaw affects the Dramatic Action plot
Session Three: 7/17/18
Pitch & How the Transformational (Inner) Plot informs the Beginning, Middle and Ending
Session Four: 7/20/18
Deepening your concept & story through theme
Session Five: 7/24/18
Session Five: 7/27/18
Use concept, theme, & pitch to finalize your query letter Researching agents & editors
The Advanced Picture Book Video Chat Workshop is a companion to the instructional How to Write & Sell a Picture Book . The Videos + Homework Exercises give you the tools to revise your story. The Advanced Picture Book Video-Chat Workshop provides expert feedback from Literary Agent Jill Corcoran and Plot Whisperer Martha Alderson on your concept, characters, plotting and so much more!
Week 1: Work with Jill and Martha to solidify which PB you will work on-concept/characters/etc
Week 2, 3 and 4: Jill will read your PB and/or query out loud to the group and Jill and Martha will provide feedback and revision homework.
Wednesdays, November 5, 12, 19 & December 3
9:45-Noon am PST
Limited to 8 Authors