Meet Award-Winning, Best-Selling Children’s Book Author and Editor
EMMA WALTON HAMILTON
Emma is the co-author of 25+ children’s books with her mother, Julie Andrews, including a number of New York Times best-sellers, such as:
The Very Fairy Princess (#1 New York Times Bestselling Series)
The Dumpy The Dump Truck series
The Great American Mousical
THANKS TO YOU – Wisdom From Mother And Child (#1 New York Times Bestseller)
Emma teaches children’s book writing at the graduate level for Stony Brook University and directs their Southampton Children’s Literature Fellows program.
She also serves as Editorial Director for The Julie Andrews Collection publishing program (HarperCollins and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers), and is an award-winning freelance children’s book editor.
Now, Emma has taken her university-level writing courses and distilled them into three fun, easy-to-follow courses:
* Just Write for Middle Grade, a home-study course in writing Chapter Books and Middle Grade novels for ‘tween and pre-teen readers
* Just Write for Young Adults, a home-study course in writing Young Adult (YA) fiction
* Just Write for Kids – Picture Books, a home-study course in writing picture books for young readers
The Just Write courses are fun, focused and comprehensive. No fluff, no busywork – just extraordinary instruction and insight from a professional author, editor and coach who is totally plugged in to the contemporary children’s book scene and dedicated to the craft of writing for young people.
Enroll in any one of the courses and you will learn the fundamental aspects of writing for children, pre-teens or young adults, including:
Understanding the differences between chapter books, middle grade and young adult fiction
How and where to find ideas
Developing engaging and authentic characters
Mapping a plot and identifying themes
Writing evocative narrative, effective dialogue, and successful beginnings, middles and endings
Special issues such as anthropomorphism, verse vs. prose and word play
The keys to world-building
Crafting compelling scenes and chapters
Managing sub-plots and secondary characters
How to edit your manuscript and more!
Each week, you will receive a specific lesson in writing and editing your story, with corresponding assignments and worksheets.
Within 8-14 weeks (8 weeks for a picture book, 14 weeks for a chapter book or novel), you will have written a complete submission-worthy manuscript in your genre of choice, and be on your way to submitting it to agents and publishers!
You’ll also receive a ton of other BONUSES, such as:
Writer’s Resource Guides
Query and Submission Guidelines
Lists of publishers that accept un-agented manuscripts
Discounts off of Emma’s editing services … and more!
What an incredible opportunity to learn directly from a New York Times #1 Bestselling author!