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 :hairdude I have several picture book biographies planned but need to brush up on this PB genre. Does anyone know of a good picture book biography course online?
#1 - October 25, 2022, 10:54 AM

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I write pb biographies. In my opinion, the best training is to read as many as you can that were published in the last 3 years. Note how they begin, what period of life they cover, how they handle the back matter, etc. Look up the authors and if you want to take a class, Google the author name plus class to see if any are offering classes.
#2 - October 25, 2022, 01:51 PM
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I took a course by Donna Janell Bowman several years ago. I don't know if she still offers the course but it was excellent. Here is her website if you want to take a look:

https://www.donnajanellbowman.com/classes/
#3 - October 27, 2022, 06:50 AM
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Thanks a lot for the replies. I agree, reading as many PB biographies as possible certainly helps to get up to speed with the genre and which structures are currently selling in the market. Also I did contact Donna and she hopes to offer the P Biography course once again in the new year when her website update is completed.
#4 - October 27, 2022, 06:37 PM

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Stephen, did you check on the Highlights Foundation website? I'm almost certain I saw them offering a workshop on PB  biographies at some point recently. Perhaps they'll offer it again.

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#5 - November 06, 2022, 01:22 PM
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