Picture Book Dummies

Julie Downing of Storyteller Academy

Instructor Stories: Julie Downing

Julie Downing, one of our Illustration instructors, shares how she set up her art studio to work without distraction. Book giveaway included!

Instructor Stories: Abi Cushman

Abi Cushman shows how to use die-cuts in picture books and board books. Abi is teaching workshops for two of Arree’s courses: Crafting Picture Book Stories and Making Picture Book Dummies. Book giveaway included!

Instructor Stories: Ken Lamug

Myrna introduces Ken Lamug as the instructor for Storyteller Academy’s upcoming course on graphic novels. Book giveaway included!

Instructor Stories: Ben Clanton

Myrna Foster introduces the award-winning Ben Clanton. Ben taught our new “Creating Characters” mini-class. There is a book giveaway included.

Student Success Stories: Amanda Malek-Ahmadi

Myrna Foster interviews Storyteller Academy student Amanda Malek-Ahmadi about her picture book. This post includes a giveaway of Amanda’s debut book, 10 BALLET DANCERS.

Instructor Stories: Laurie Keller

Myrna Foster introduces the award-winning Laurie Keller. Laurie taught our new Writing Humor mini-class and could be mentoring a critique group this term. There is a book giveaway included.

Student Success Stories: Julianne Winter

Myrna Foster interviews Storyteller Academy student Julianne Winter about her illustrated illustrated chapter book. This post includes a giveaway of Julianne’s debut as an author/illustrator, TALES OF WHIMSY: BOOK ONE: WISHWEAVER.

How to Finish Your Creative Projects

Rejection isn’t fun. Myrna Foster shares five ways that readers can protect their mental health and turn rejection into a learning experience that leads to success.

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