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Like writing a children's picture book: Guardian Masterclasses with Alan Durant
A lot of the most popular picture book idea starts with a youth party, a plaything or an emotic. The prizewinning children's book writer Alan Durant will show you at this funny writing workshops how to turn children's stories into fictional fantasy and inspire a young public with your storyline.
If you want to work for your own kids or young family, or for publishing, this course for beginners teaches you the most important skills and thoughts for writing picture books for them. Alan will be accompanied on this event by Samantha van Riet, a Latin female illustrated artist who will be sharing her experiences in working with writers.
At the end of the morning you will have created a straightforward storyline and the ability to react to the needs and pleasures of youngsters. Before classes, you should go to the children's section of your regional libraries and/or bookshops to see what kind of picture books are being posted.
Think about which picture books you like the most - and why. It is advisable to take a piece of toys or possessions from your own youth, or one belonging to your own or a young family. You are also welcome to take one of your favorite picture books with you. A prizewinning writer of over 90 children's books, among them picture books and fiction for young adults.
Among his books are Billy Monster's Daymare, the Royal Mail Scottoish Children's Books Prize and Dear Tooth Fairy, nominated for the Children's Books Prize. He is an expert writing teacher who has led many educational sessions for kids and grown-ups. Subscribe to our newsletters and you will be among the first to know about our latest courses and promotions.