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Writing Voice with Carter Higgins

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The Technicalities of Voice
  • The Emotional Responsibility of Voice
  • Character Voice vs. Authorial Voice
  • Different POV Strengths
  • How to Choose Your Tense
  • How to Use Word Choice, Syntax, and Imagery to Convey Voice

YOUR STORY COACH:

Carter Higgins has worked as an elementary school librarian, and she's also an Emmy-winning visual effects and motion graphics artist. Rubin Pfeffer represents her four children's books

You can learn more about her on her website, see her analyze picture books on her blog, and listen to her talk about her debut middle grade with Matthew Winner in this podcast.

PUBLISHED PICTURE BOOKS

LESSONS:

LESSON 1: WHAT EVEN IS VOICE ANYWAY?

What is the work of creating and revising for voice? Who is your primary reader? Who is your storyteller? What connects them? How can you use voice to differentiate your book from others with the same subject?

LESSON 2: THE TECHNICALITIES OF VOICE

Who is telling the story?

This lesson explores telling stories from different points of view and details the specific strengths of each one.

How are they telling it?

We also go over tenses and how they affect voice.

LESSON 3: THE EMOTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY OF VOICE

In this lesson, we're going to take visual voice into account. We'll look at word choice, sentence structure, tone, mood, latitude, imagery, and details.

How can you connect your thematic goals to the execution?

JOIN THE LIVE REVIEW

February 23, 2019 

WHEN:
Saturday, February 23 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM PST.

WHERE:

We will send a meeting link for you to join the live review, and we'll all meet via Zoom app.

HOW IT WORKS:

Makers Pro members automatically get access to the live review, and so does anyone buying the Intensive without a membership.

 

Featured Success Story

WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING

"As an elementary school art teacher with a 10-year tenure, armed with a master's in education, I thought I was capable of writing and illustrating a picture book in a fairly decent way.  Little did I know that I didn't know about the ABC's of crafting a good picture book. This course is the best thing that happened to me in helping me both understand and practice the art of compelling storytelling. " Dorothy Wawa

Art Teacher / Storyteller

“I have learned rule-after-rule about picture book writing …but the creative side of me got buried in that immense load of left-brain wonderful knowledge. I have had some great past instructors, but I could not get to the fun and creative side of my imagination to bring my stories forth and on paper…until now. All that has changed … thanks to this course with Arree Chung.

This course is so well put together.  It especially keeps up with the style of the printed picture books of today increasing your potential for publication.

The creative side of writing and, if you wish, illustrating your picture book ideas can be done here with the help of Arree and Storyteller Academy.

I highly recommend Storyteller Academy.   And, I can’t say enough about the personable and encouraging Arree Chung.  His own recent published pictures books speak volumes of his knowledge and creativity.” Stella Lopez

Summer 2017 / Storyteller Academy Student

"I think this course ( Arree's) has been exactly what I needed to move forward. I can hardly wait to begin another story after I polish this one some more. I like your videos Arree! Seeing the work you put into developing your books and seeing examples are what works for me." Maggie Griessmeier

Storyteller/Illustrator

"I love the course so far, and I love that it is lifetime membership because 12 weeks isn't enough for me to polish my unwritten stories and ideas." Mikki Hwang

Summer 2017 / Storyteller Academy Student

SUPPORT

Arree
Story Coach & Instructor
Jasmin
Member Support
Casey
Critique Group Coordinator