WRITE EXCITING NONFICTION!
ABOUT THIS INTENSIVE:
Despite the stereotype and history of boring nonfiction books for kids, many authors are thriving in today’s nonfiction picture book market. Using innovative formats, deep-diving research, and voices that appeal to emotions, creative nonfiction picture books can be among the most rewarding genres to write and publish. Join award-winning author and literary agent Miranda Paul as she combs through the process of creating commercial nonfiction picture books from idea selection to research to writing the final pages of back-matter.
In this mini-class, you're going to identify the structure or format of your own work-in-progress, try out a new format, and get clarity on the best way to approach your topic.
LESSON 1: You've got to start somewhere!
Is your book nonfiction or fiction? Learn to identify and try different structures and formats that work well for nonfiction. Find the best one for your project.
LESSON 2: The big picture
Choose the very best idea for you. Then figure out the best tone, target audience, format, and voice for your project.
LESSON 3: Under the Microscope - looking at details
Learn about different kinds of research and how to revise your project. Miranda will take you through everything you need to know, including how to write a pitch and query.