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Chapter Book Three-day Workshop

With Claudia Mills

  • Starts Jun 10
  • From 400 US dollars
  • American Preparatory Academy, 431 West 11915 S, Draper UT 84020

Available spots

Service Description

Workshop Information: Chapter books for the transitional reader offer the opportunity to craft a text that has much of the depth and range of a middle-grade novel, but with tighter construction, peppier pacing, and a distinctively delightful kidlike sensibility. We will focus together on what I believe are the two crucial elements in a successful chapter book: structure and sparkle. How can you give your story a stronger, sturdier structure? How can you enhance the sparkle that should enliven every page? As many chapter books are published in series, we will also look at the challenge of writing books that both stand alone and work together as a whole greater than its parts. I’d like you to submit a synopsis of your chapter-book-in-progress as well as the first few chapters (up to 3,500 words). But if you are still at the exploratory stage and trying to figure out whether this is a literary form you want to pursue, the class should be informative and inspirational for you, as well. I love writing chapter books so much! I want you to find joy in writing them, too. This Workshop is a Great Option for: -Early Readers, Intermediate, Chapter Books -Fiction & Nonfiction Registration for this workshop also includes: *feedback from faculty on your manuscript *the Afternoon Sessions (Monday through Wednesday only, unless you choose the Th/F add-on option) *an in-class visit from an editor/agent --------------------------------------------------- IMPORTANT: Pre-registration is available in December with a non-refundable $25 deposit. This will save your spot, but the remaining balance *must* be paid by January 7, 2024. You will receive an emailed invoice to complete the transaction. Three-Day Only: $400 Three-Day + Th/F Afternoons: $460

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

We understand not all circumstances can be anticipated. However, our faculty and staff put in a considerable amount of time critiquing registrants’ manuscripts and organizing Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers long before the conference begins. All refund requests must be made in writing. Please email to make the request. WIFYR Handling Fee Rates January = 20% February = 20% March = 25% April = 50% After May 1 = No refund Morning Class Deposit Refunds: If you make a deposit on a class and decide to withdraw, there will be a $200 non-refundable fee. Pre-Registration: Booking before January 1 will save your spot in the workshop with a non-refundable $25. The full remaining balance MUST be paid by January 7, 2024 to keep your spot in the workshop. You will receive an emailed invoice to complete the transaction.

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