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Writing The Marketable Picture Book (5 Week)
Writing Pad West
Los Angeles , CA
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Writing The Marketable Picture Book (5 Week)
Is it your dream to write the next "Where The Wild Things Are" but you're not sure where to start? Or are you already working on a picture book, but you want to learn how to make it a bestseller? In this class, award-winning picture book author Sarah Maizes will show you how to structure a children's book, how to write appealing characters for your target age group, and how to navigate the complexities of the publishing world. She'll cover crucial topics such as tone, target age, marketability, and much more. Sarah will also help you avoid the rookie mistakes and benefit from her years of experience as a literary agent for William Morris. With the aid of fun, hands-on exercises and balanced workshopping sessions, you will have completed a draft of a stellar children's book by the last session of this class. You'll even have the chance to test it out on a small audience of kids at a reading at Writing Pad!

Instructor: Sarah Maizes

Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2013 (4 Sun. mornings, 1 optional reading to kids)
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $475 (Includes snacks and tea)
Location: Writing Pad West

About Sarah Maizes:

Sarah Maizes is the author of three books for children including"On My Way to the Bath" - a Children's Book of the Month Club Main Selection and Children's Book Committee "Best Children's Book of 2012," and it's upcoming sequels, On My Way to Bed," and "On My Way to School, published by Walker Books/Bloomsbury. She is also a former Literary Agent with the William Morris Agency in NYC representing the following children's book authors: Dav Pilkey, Cynthia Rylant, Paul Zindel, Bill Cosby, amongst others and a former TV development executive for kid's television. Sarah Maizes founded - a parenting humor blog - and author of "Got Milf? The Modern Mom's Guide to Feeling Fabulous, Looking Great and Rocking a Minivan!" Her work has appeared in Los Angeles Magazine, on The Huffington Post,,,,,,,, (by Yahoo!),, and (a website for parents of children with Autism). She is a regular contributor to CBS/ (Best of LA/Families), and She has appeared on "The Today Show", KTLA News, NBC, and NPR. In addition, she is the creator and co-author of The Bridesmaid's Guerrilla Handbook (published by Berkley), a Borders Bestselling Trade Paperback.


Writing Pad West (View)
10445 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90024
United States

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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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