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  • Instant access to our entire self-study course library, including all nine signature courses and 21 mini courses.
  • Self-study access to all new 2021 courses (as they debut)
  • All course guides, checklists, and workbooks.
  • Invitation to our 6 agent/editor Ask-Me-Anything sessions

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50% Off Self-Study Signature Courses

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Learn how to write a picture book in manuscript form and how to edit your own work.
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Master alliteration, assonance, onomatopoeia, musicality, and cadence.
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Get a step-by-step process for
making dummies and
revising your story.
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Learn how to develop healthy work habits, brainstorm great ideas, and work on one idea until you turn it into a picture book story.
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Learn foundational drawing concepts and get a step-by-step approach to drawing and inventing out of your head.
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Alex's demos, tips, and daily drawings will teach you how to draw with perspective, build muscle memory and confidence to level-up your drawing ability.
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Learn how to illustrate a picture book from beginning to end and develop a style for your book.
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Learn Vanessa's creative process in developing characters for picture books.
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Melissa and Ariel, two Chronicle Books editors, help you refine your picture book story and become submission ready.
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Get All the Courses

  • Instant access to our entire self-study course library, including all nine signature courses and 21 mini courses.
  • Self-study access to all new 2021 courses (as they debut)
  • All course guides, checklists, and workbooks.
  • Invitation to our 6 agent/editor Ask-Me-Anything sessions

$30/Month
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$300/year

50% Off Self-Study Mini-Classes

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Create memorable and believable characters that pop off the page.​
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Learn story frameworks to identify and improve your own stories.​
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Learn the tools of Photoshop and practice making characters. ​
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Avoid pitfalls and build a strong foundation for your rhyming stories.
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Learn how to use symbolism to make powerful picture books.​
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Laurie Keller shares her process for adding humor to stories.​
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Learn the tools of Photoshop and practice making characters. ​
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Finally build the author website you've been intending to make.
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The mindset and creative habits for 2020 applied to 2021!​
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Craft voice with picture book extraordinaire Carter Higgins.​
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Learn to develop your art style based on design and story.​
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Learn how to create an author business that supports your creativity.​
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Find agents, write a better query, and explore a directory of over 100 picture book agents.
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Learn the tools of Adobe Illustrator and practice making characters and props.
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Make your story opening an invitation, an introduction, and a promise.
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Learn how to design shapes and create textures for your illustrations.
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Experiment with techniques, and make beautiful watercolor illustrations. ​
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Learn on how to properly rhyme for picture books. ​
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Learn to identify and try different structures and formats that work well for nonfiction.
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Creating comics and graphic novels step-by-step.
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Everything you need to know from an art director.
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Get All the Courses

  • Instant access to our entire self-study course library, including all nine signature courses and 21 mini courses.
  • Self-study access to all new 2021 courses (as they debut)
  • All course guides, checklists, and workbooks.
  • Invitation to our 6 agent/editor Ask-Me-Anything sessions

$30/Month
or
$300/year

Adobe Illustrator

Learn the tools of Adobe Illustrator and practice making characters and props.

Best Creative Year Ever!

Twelve months ago we thought, "Let's make 2020 the best creative year ever!" And then 2020 happened. Now we can take the mindset, creative habits, and planning we wanted for 2020 and apply them to 2021!

Build an Author Business

Learning the five pillars of business will change the way you think about your author business. Learn how to create an author business that supports your creativity.

Building Author Website

Finally build the author website you've been intending to make. Ken Lamug walks you through every step of the process of building a WordPress website.

Crafting a Strong Beginning

Learn how to make your story opening an invitation, an introduction, and a promise. Marcie Colleen will teach you the four essential elements of a strong beginning.

Creating Characters

Create memorable and believable characters that pop off the page.

Creative Focus & Habits

Get clarity on your biggest creative goals and establish habits to achieve them.

Find My Art Style

Are you lost when it comes to art styles? How do you discover your artistic voice? In this intensive, you'll learn a step-by-step approach to developing your art style based on design and story.

How to Query Agents

Learn how to find agents and write a better query. You'll also gain access to a directory of over 100 of the best picture book agents, which includes examples of clients and books they've represented.

Photoshop Basics

Learn the tools of Photoshop and practice making characters.

Picture Book Story Frameworks

Learn how to use story frameworks (not formulas) for character, two-character, and high concept stories so that you can identify and improve your own stories.

Storytelling in Rhyme

Identify and avoid pitfalls, while building a strong foundation for your rhyming stories.

Symbolism & Storytelling

Learn how Kathryn uses symbolism to make powerful picture books that reach kids.

Textures in Your Illustrations

Learn how to design shapes and create textures for your illustrations.

Watercolors

Learn how Jessixa uses watercolor in her picture books. Experiment with her techniques, and make beautiful watercolor illustrations.

Writing Humor

Laurie Keller shares her process for how and why she adds humor to stories and non-fiction.

Writing Natural Rhyme That Sells

Learn on how to properly rhyme for picture books.

Writing Voice

Learn how to craft voice for picture books with picture book extraordinaire Carter Higgins.

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