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As a debut author, I had no idea what steps to take next to help build my career outside of writing books. Arree's Author Business class series helped to break down different paths of action, lessening the overall sense of overwhelm so many of us feel.
Nell Cross Beckerman
Author of Down Under the Pier
Member Success Stories
Author, Goodnight Ganesha
“Everything is done with heart first. A gentle hand and they all share Arree’s nurturing quality and that voice that always challenges you to do you, do your best, while at the same time guiding you.”
Author, Except Antartica
“I would not be a published author without Storyteller Academy. I like to say that before SA, I didn’t know how much I didn’t know. Arree’s Making Picture Books class set me on the path that has led to my book launch in just a few weeks!”
Author, City Baby
“Instructors at Storyteller Academy have introduced me to so many mentor texts. It’s like having a best friend who is super knowledgeable and just piles up your arms with good books. And I don’t just mean the books that have won awards. I mean the books that kids love.”
Illustrator, I Am The Jungle
“The most valuable part for me was when Ariel and Melissa would share their enthusiasm for a book. It gave me insight on how you might hook an editor–what takes them from liking a manuscript to being in love with it!”
Author, Measuring Up
Charlotte Watson Sherman
Author, Brown Sugar Babe
“I've benefitted most from the flexibility of being a Makers Pro member. As my work and life schedule allows, I can dip in and out of workshops, take intensives, listen to replays at my leisure, plus download course materials and work on them at my own pace.”
Little Wins Lead to Big Victories
I have been a member of the Storyteller Academy since 2017. Being a part of such an amazing group keeps me moving towards my goals. There is such a wide variety of course selections. I want to learn it all. But I struggled. I struggled with finding the time for the workshops within my time zone. So when Arree offered the Makers Self-Study membership, I was thrilled! Suddenly I was able to take all the courses I wanted at my own pace. Waiting at the doctor's office or hair salon are now opportunities for me to keep on learning this wonderful craft of storytelling.
All the classes have helped hone my writing craft especially the first class I took at Storyteller Academy with Jim Averbeck which helped me understand the fundamentals of good picture book writing. I've taken his class twice and recommend it highly. I also met one of my critique partners through an introduction by Arree Chung and she has been an invaluable teacher, motivator, and emotional support through the querying and submission process.
Thanks to Storyteller Academy, a group of really nice people with differing backgrounds but similar heartfelt aspirations meets twice a month to share stories. Using principles of Storyteller courses, our writing is progressing and we appreciate belonging to Storyteller Academy!
This community is positive, encouraging, and welcoming to all! My motivation tank is filled weekly by the team's inspirational posts, LIVE workshop encouragement, or critique group feedback. Navigating the kidlit world is complex. Storyteller Academy has given me the tools and resources to break it into pieces of measurable success. Trust the process. Join and don't look back! Keep learning and honing your craft, one class, one critique, or one manuscript at a time.
Arree has put together a team of picture book authors, illustrators, and editors who have a passion for what they do, perform at the top of their field, and have the ability to distill the essence of how they perform at that level. Instructors deliver it in a digestible and practical way to help others develop the same skills. Storyteller Academy is THE place to go to accelerate your storytelling and picture book writing and illustrating skills.
Arree has put together a team of picture book authors, illustrators, and editors who have a passion for what they do, perform at the top of their field, AND have the ability to distill the essence of how they perform at that level. Instructors deliver it in a digestible and practical way to help others develop the same skills. Storyteller Academy is THE place to go to accelerate your storytelling and picture book writing and illustrating skills.
Storyteller Academy has given me the confidence to pursue my dreams even when I thought they were impossible. Also, my critique group is an amazing rag-tag group of authors/illustrators that I adore.
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