Instant access to 10 signature courses on writing and illustrating children's books.
Instant, all-access to 25 craft-based self-study mini-classes.
Access to upcoming Signature Courses&new mini-classes,which will be released toward the end of 2021.
Step-by-step guides, checklists, and workbooks help guide you through the creative process.
Access to our full community network of storytellers!
How it Works
With Makers Plus,you have access to our entire course library, all the video lessons, all the handouts, and assignments. All available to you 24/7 for the duration of your membership.
All of these courses are self-study.
Without live workshops, you are free to learn, grow, and create at your own pace.
What Our Students Say
"I have taken a lot of picture book writing classes over the years. Jim’s class offers a fresh approach to brainstorming, writing, and revising picture books. It is a magical feeling when something clicks, and you are able to discover that just right puzzle piece for a WIP. "
AJ Irving - Author of Dance Like a Leaf
"I signed up hoping to better understand terms, but I left with a whole lot more. I learned tools and effects that improved my understanding of writing books for any age, not just picture books. I didn't feel overwhelmed, and now I'm better able to understand tougher resources. It was a great and satisfying investment of my time and money."
Charlene Avery - Children's Book Writer
Our Signature Courses
Each signature course contains 6 learning modules.
Each mini-class contains 1 learning module, varying from 30 mins - 2 hours in length.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does Makers Plus Membership includes?
Our Makers Plus membership allows you access to ALL OF OUR COURSES for as long as you are a member. It is different from individual classes as you do not have lifetime access - but you can go through every class, as many times as you like for the duration of your membership.
(NOTE: Makers Plus is the "lite" version of Makers Pro - Makers Plus does NOT include live workshops.) As a membership bonus, you also have access to all of our self-study courses as they launch and are invited to attend our live Ask-Me-Anything sessions with agents/editors three times per year.
What do you mean by "Self-Study"?
Self-study means you don't have the live guidance or feedback from the instructor (or community) during workshops. You are watching the lessons and doing the assignments at your own pace, on your own time. It is all the same content!
What is the difference between a signature course and a mini-class?
Our signature courses dive deep into the craft of writing and illustrating. Each course contains pre-recorded lessons and handouts designed to improve your craft one module at a time.
Our mini-classes are bite-sized skill-based courses designed to focus on a specific element of writing, illustrating, or business. Ranging from 20 minutes to 120 minutes, depending on the topic, mini-classes are pre-recorded and available on-demand.
Is this all online? What equipment do I need?
All of Storyteller Academy’s courses can be accessed ONLINE. We recommend you have a personal computer or tablet for an optimal experience.
What classes are included in Makers Plus Membership?
You get access to our 10 signature courses and 25 mini classes. You'll also receive access to all NEW courses and mini-classes as they are released throughout the year.
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