Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Just Write For Kids

How to Write A Picture Book CourseI have terrific news!

But first – let me ask you a question:

*Have you ever dreamed of writing a children’s book?

*Do you have an idea for a story but don’t know where to start?

*Have you written a book, but don’t know what the next step should be?

*Would you like to join the multi-million dollar children’s book industry, but have no idea how?

Perhaps you know me as the author of many best-selling children’s books written in partnership with my mother, Julie Andrews.

I’m also a writing teacher, Director of the Southampton Children’s Literature Conference, and a freelance editor – as well as being Editorial Director for the Julie Andrews Collection publishing program.

I know first-hand how many aspiring authors dream of breaking in to the children’s book market but are stumped as to how to do so.

I want to help you make your dream of writing children’s books come true!


Just Write for Kids!

A Unique Home-Study Course in Writing Picture Books for Children

Whether you are starting from scratch, have an idea for a book in mind or already have a manuscript in progress, this 8-week course will turn your dream into reality. Each week, you will receive a specific lesson in writing and editing your picture book, with corresponding assignments and worksheets.

In just 8 weeks, you will have a completed manuscript in hand, ready to submit to agents and publishers and all from the comfort of your own home!

Within 8 weeks, you will…

  • Learn the fundamental aspects of writing for children, including:
    • How and where to find idea’How to develop characters, map a plot and identify themes
    • How to write engaging narrative, effective dialogue, and successful beginnings, middles and endings
    • How to deal with issues like anthropomorphism, verse vs. prose and word play
    • How to edit your manuscript
  • Master the language and understand the standards of today’s children’s book market
  • Write a complete, submission-worthy picture-book manuscript,
  • Be on your way to submitting your manuscript to agents and and publisher

Learn more at Just Write For Kids.

Joyful reading experiences are among the most important gifts we can give our children – and the children’s book market needs a fresh influx of quality books every year.

Now you can join the rewarding children’s literature business and touch the hearts and minds of the next generation.

Take the first step toward making your dream come true TODAY!

Go to Just Write For Kids!


4 Responses to “Just Write For Kids”
  1. Sue says:

    How does this course compare to the children’s writing course taught by The Institute of Children’s Literature, which is also a home study course (10 lessons, $697)? Are lessons submitted to you and returned with comments, editing or what ever the lesson requires. How successful have the writers who took your course been since graduating?

    I appreciate you taking the time to read this. I hope to hear back, if you have the time. Thank you – Sue

  2. manuel pinto says:

    hello emma–need some guidance—do you know of any effective home study program in children’s book writing and illustration—–thanking you and awaiting your reply

  3. Emma says:

    Dear Sue,

    Other than the price – Just Write for Kids works out to about $37 a lesson, whereas the Institute of Childrens Lit is $69 a lesson – the main difference is that Just Write for Kids is designed to be an independent study course. This way you can work at your own pace. There are lessons each week (which you can accomplish according to your own time frame), and there is always the option of posting questions or comments for me which I respond to as needed, but instead of critiquing all the work each week, I provide sample answers to the week’s assignment questions against which to measure your own. In the Comments section of each lesson, you can post questions for me and also read other students’ questions over time, as well as my answers to them.

    This course also comes with a number of unique bonuses, such as an editing checklist, a children’s book writer’s resource guide, and query and submission guidelines, as well as a free month in the Children’s Book Hub membership site and a discount on any of my editorial services.

    A number of the students who have taken the course have gone on to have their manuscripts published, acquired agents and also written other books.

    All good wishes,
    Emma Hamilton

  4. Emma says:

    Manuel –

    My Just Write for Kids course is a very effective home study program for writing picture books. While it focuses more on writing than illustrating, there is a great deal of information about illustration as well, and by the end of the eight week program you will have a completed, submission-ready manuscript, plus a number of bonuses such as editing checklists, a children’s book writer’s resource guide, query and submission guidelines, a free month in my Children’s Book Hub membership site and a discount on any of my editorial services.

    There are other home study courses out there, such those offered by the Children’s Literature Institute, the Gotham Writers Workshop, WritersDigest.com and MediaBistro.com.

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