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with Mike Curato
Online Class

Picture Books 101: Writing for Kids

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Class Overview

Have you ever wanted to write a children’s picture book? Well, now you can! Celebrated children’s book author and illustrator Mike Curato teaches the ins and outs of writing your own picture books. From brainstorming ideas to generating a great plot and characters, you’ll learn to create a fascinating story that keeps children (and adults!) turning the page. Plus get insider tips for publishing your book.


  • beginner
  • 9 episodes
  • 1h3m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Started

1. Getting Started

Welcome to the world of picture books! Discover the power of picture books, learn the different types of stories and how to start being a good writer.

2. Story & Plot

2. Story & Plot

Learn how to create a plot using the classic story arc. Find out how to create the right conflict for your work (every story needs conflict!) and how to tackle heavier subjects in your story.

3. Beginnings & Endings

3. Beginnings & Endings

Learn how to hook your reader right from the start and how create intrigue in your story right away. Discover how to create a strong ending and how messages and morals will work in your story.