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E.g., 03/04/2015
E.g., 03/04/2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Oh, the Possibilities: Writing for Children in Today's Children's Book World

10 am- 4pm 

This course is full. Call (312) 255-3700 for the waitlist.

Still wanting to realize your dream of writing a children’s book someday? Anxious to learn what to do once you write it? This seminar introduces newcomers to today’s world of children’s book publishing—the markets, the genres, the formats, the audience niches, the publishing venues—and offers a few rules of the road for navigating the craft and the industry. Participants…

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Writing the Hero’s Journey

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Good stories resonate deeply within our psyche: they make us laugh, cry, shriek, blush, or howl. But how do writers successfully develop the unforgettable characters that elicit these responses? One way is by learning how to construct character arcs and the hero’s journey through the plot. Using excerpts from Joseph Campbell, Christopher Vogler, and Maria Louis…

Thursday, April 2, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The Elusive Muse: Journaling Your Way To Better Writing

5:45 - 7:45 pm 

There are days when we are confounded by writer’s block, but that does not mean that we must submit to it. Practice leads to proficiency: the more we write, the better our writing becomes. One easy and creative way to commit to writing and produce better work is to keep a journal. This class will show you how to use journaling techniques to find ideas, practice skills…