Thursday, March 24, 2011

Guess What?

You've been asking for it, I've been wanting to do it, and now it's finally happening! Hooray!

This fall, I'll be teaching a new ten week course at RISD CE about writing chapter books. Through a series of writing exercises, lectures, group discussions, and workshops, we'll be looking at:

  • Discovering your writing process
  • Narrative structure 
  • Developing characters that engage, excite, and endure
  • POV, language style, and developing a voice
  • Handling exposition
  • Pacing... keeping your reader turning the page
  • How to imbue a single chapter book text with series potential
  • How to approach agents and publishers and writing great query letters
  • And much more.

RISD and I have some other children's book offerings in the pipeline, too, so watch this space.


  1. Lucky bird. I'm teaching New Media. It's fun, but not writing. Will you be at Whispering Pines this weekend?

  2. Yes, I'll be there, but just as a day person. I was too slow off the mark this year! See you there?