Monday, April 4, 2016

Writing Resources - C - Children's Book Academy


Welcome to the Insecure Writer’s Support Group website! Our A to Z Challenge theme – Writing Resources!



Children’s Book Academy (created by Dr. Mira Reisberg) is dedicated to the craft and business of children’s picture books. This site offers interactive 4-5 week courses and self-pace courses taught by award-winning authors on every topic related to writing and illustrating picture books. These courses aren’t free but there are payment plans, and they are a good investment for anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge and improve their skills.


Offered Courses for 2016:














From the website:

In the Children's Book Academy you will...

Change in ways that you cannot begin to imagine by developing high-level skills and greater confidence in your abilities.

Become an empowered children's book creative with the confidence to submit and persist in submitting your children's book work to appropriate decision makers.

Be inspired by other children's book creatives that you learn from during your journey as well as in the fabulously supportive private groups and critique groups that continue after each course ends.

Learn how to be truly successful as a children's book creative on your own terms, with our help!



So...what are you waiting for? Go check out this great resource for writing children’s picture books!


39 comments:

Nicola said...

Sounds like a great resource. I don't write for children but will check it out anyway. A lot of skills are transferable :) Thank you for the post.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's perfect for anyone who writes for children.

M.J. Fifield said...

I always wanted to write a children's book for my nieces and godchildren, but they're far too old for that now. Now I'll have to write them a YA novel. :)

Such a great resource!

Christine Rains said...

Fantastic for children's authors! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Excellent! I'll have to make sure that's listed with the other courses.

Chrys Fey said...

Exactly. Skills for one genre can be used for many. :)

Chrys Fey said...

I figured there are a lot of children's book writers among us. :D

Chrys Fey said...

I've written one for my nephews, but I'm not sure if it's any good. Haha

Chrys Fey said...

I thought it would be. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Great! Thanks, Alex!

Pat Hatt said...

Sounds like a great resource indeed. The cat is crazy enough to get in a kiddos mind though haha

Jessica Ferguson said...

I always wanted to write chap books but oh my goodness! writing for kids is soooo difficult. I spotted a chap book writing course when I popped in... I visualize getting distracted now and hanging out with kids. :) Thanks for the great info!
jessica
http://jessicafergusonwriter.com/blog

Heather Jackson said...

What a great resource! Thanks so much.

@HeatherJacksonW from
WriteOnSisters - Masterplots from A to Z

Bish Denham said...

Sounds like a good bunch of courses. I learned a great deal taking the courses offered by The Institute of Children's Literature.

Em-Musing said...

Wonderful resources. Thanks.

cleemckenzie said...

Great that you're posting resources for writers!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

That is a great resource. Children's books are a lot harder to write than many people realize.

Susan Says

THE KATY said...

Awesome resource! I definitely want to write a children's book someday!

Michelle Wallace said...

Lots of courses on offer!
I'd love to write a book for kiddies one day...a rhyming book...

diedre Knight said...

A wonderful list of informative sources for when you've followed your little ninja from sandbox to treetop and are ready to write about it :-)

Juneta Key said...

Cool resources,
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

Ann Bennett said...

Good to know. It's nice to have a reference versus a pig in a poke.

Chrys Fey said...

I'd say the cat is too crazy for kids period. LOL

Chrys Fey said...

It definitely takes a different way of thinking to write for kids, especially for chapter books.

Chrys Fey said...

You're welcome, Heather!

Chrys Fey said...

They pretty much have all the courses you'd want for writing children's books.

Chrys Fey said...

You're welcome, Em-Musing!

Chrys Fey said...

Writers can never have too many resources. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Yes, they are. It takes a different skill set than writing for adults, but the knowledge gained can be carried over.

Chrys Fey said...

And I hope you do, Katy!

Chrys Fey said...

I bet your rhyming book would be a delight, Michelle.

Chrys Fey said...

lol I don't have little Ninjas in sandbox especially yet. But I have nephew ninjas. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Juneta!

Chrys Fey said...

Glad you found this useful, Ann.

Michael Di Gesu said...

This is a great resource... THANKS! I may take a course or two! Definitely will help anyone who has been out of the grove for a while, like me.

Ronel Janse van Vuuren said...

Great course names :-) Good luck with the rest of the challenge.

Pamela Wright said...

Thanks for the really useful information and the links.

Yolanda Renee said...

Wonderful resources, Chrys. Thanks for sharing!

Jeffrey Scott said...

Sounds like a great resource. I don't do picture books, but I can see how taking a course would come in handy for those in need. I'd prefer to take a course on YA writing.