What’s So Funny? Writing Humorous Picture Books with Cate Berry ONLINE
6 Week ONLINE Class at The Writing Barn
Monday Nights, September 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 2019
7:00 – 9:00 PM CST
Now more than ever kids want humorous, playful and FUN picture books (so do editors, agents and librarians!). Research shows laughter boosts learning and literacy, especially with reluctant readers. Cate Berry has developed tangible techniques to amp up your already funny picture book or get you started down the right road with a real tickler.
In this class students will demystify what makes something “funny,” implement humorous techniques into their own work and pinpoint how other authors are cracking kids up. Cate will share how to parlay funny bits from stand-up comedians right onto the page. Classes will analyze classic and contemporary humorous picture books throughout the six weeks and receive a manuscript critique of their own work.
Private Mentorships and Critiques:
Come study with me privately! This is my favorite way to work with students. I’d love to talk with you about your goals, passions and challenges on your writing journey so far. Each student will discuss and develop an individualized monthly plan of study with a three month commitment. Hard working and dedicated students wishing to take their work to the next level are encouraged apply. Email me directly for pricing.
Each month will include [this is a general guideline, can be adjusted for each student]:
- Rigorous reading and analysis of picture books with comments and feedback
- Daily exercises based on the individuals needs per Cate’s assessment
- 3-4 new or revised Picture Books for critique
- Individual student study TBD after first consultation
- Monthly phone call
If you’re looking for help on a particular manuscript, I offer individual one time critiques for $150-$200 depending on length and follow up. I adore helping others with their stories at any stage of the process. Email me directly through my contact page for the fastest response.