Build a Picture Book Story from Scratch!
YOUR INSTRUCTOR & STORY COACH
Arree Chung is the founder of Storyteller Academy and a published author and illustrator. After starting out in the world of business consulting, Arree took the leap of faith to pursue his artistic endeavors. He never looked back.
Today Arree lives a creative life making stories for children. Arree spends most of his time making picture books, writing middle grade novels and sharing his love for art, design and storytelling with kids and dreamers everywhere. Arree’s Ninja! Series have received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal.
WHAT'S INSIDE MAKING PICTURE BOOK STORIES?
12 Weeks & Over 20 Hours of Knowledge
A new lesson is released is released each Saturday at 5 a.m. PST. Arree shares his creative process as well as drafts of his picture books. You will apply what you learn by building a picture book dummy.
Weekly Workshops & Critique Groups
Attend weekly workshops and have your story reviewed! (Thursdays 6 P.M. - 7 P.M. PST) Arree shares techniques with live demos, answer questions as well as feauture guest authors/illustrators. Replays are available if you miss it.
"Ask Me Anything" with Agents & Editors
Each term, we invite a literary agent and a children's book editor to share their knowledge with you! You have the opportunity to ask them anything! Replays are available.
Weekly Inspirational Newsletter
Arree shares stories from real life each week during the term. The newsletters are motivational and an honest look into Arree’s life as a published author/illustrator. These newsletters will help you relate in your creative journey and keep you motivated in moving forward.
WEEKLY STORY WORKSHOP & LIVE CRITIQUES
Weeks 1-12 Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PST.
We use Zoom.us You'll recieve a meeting link to join the course.
HOW IT WORKS:
Students enrolled in the course can submit their stories for review during the workshop.
CRITIQUE GROUPS & STORY COACHING SERVICES
Join a Critique Group
Join a Critiqe Group lead by Arree (space is limited)
Work with Arree 1 on 1
(space is limited)
ASK ME ANYTHING WITH AGENTS & EDITORS
Literary Agents Featured:
Rubin Pfeffer, Rubin Pfeffer Content
Lori Kilkelly, Rodeen Literary Management
Jen Rofe, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Children's Book Editors Featured:
Mary Kate Castellani, Senior Children's Editor, Bloombury
Kate Farrell, Senior Editor, Henry Holt (MacMillian)
Ariel Richardson, Children's Editor, Chronicle Books
Story Coach & Instructor
Critique Group Coordinator