Editing Children’s Books

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Editing Children’s Books

30 May / 10.00am – 6.00pm / Gallery
Editing Children’s Books: Turning Your Manuscript into a Bestseller
by Alvina Ling, Editorial Director, Little Brown Books, USA, and Sarah Odedina, Managing Director, Hot Key Books, UK

Alvina and Sarah will discuss all aspects of publishing a bestseller, focusing on the craft of writing. They will also give advice on how to get published, from getting an agent, to finding the right publisher, and beyond. Attendees will gain a strong understanding of how the children’s and teen publishing markets in the US and UK work.

Class Details:

  • Introductions, Ice Breakers and Character Discussion
  • Plot & Dialogue (Writing Exercise)
  • Character & Setting
  • Photo Writing Exercise and Critique
  • 1st Lines Writing Exercise and Critique
  • How to get published / The business of publishing
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