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Title: Picture Book University
Post by: Pam on June 29, 2013, 09:34 AM
Hi, everyone! I just wanted to let anyone who's interested in writing picture books or want to focus or learn more about different aspects of picture book writing that I'm offering a mini-picture book workshop via my blog.

Details are on my blog today. http://tinyurl.com/oc6nve2

 :fireworks
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Donna J. Shepherd on June 29, 2013, 03:33 PM
Commented underneath your post. Looking forward to it! I'll pass the word on my FB page. Thanks!
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Kimberly Lynn on June 30, 2013, 08:59 AM
Looking forward to it, Pam.  What a great idea!  :applause
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: AmyD on June 30, 2013, 10:32 AM
This is great, Pam. Thanks for being so generous with your wisdom!
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: onestepp on June 30, 2013, 11:14 AM
Great, I'll have to take a look.  Maybe it'll help me find just the right words to finish those PB manuscripts.   ::-)
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: 217mom on June 30, 2013, 06:02 PM
Pam, you're the master. (Or is it the mistress?) This should be very good.  :clapping
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Pam on July 01, 2013, 09:28 AM
The first lesson is up! I hope it helps! I'll be posting these by 12 noon CST every Monday unless I go out of town. Then I'll let you know.

http://tinyurl.com/kzroczp
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Sianey on July 01, 2013, 09:45 PM
This looks great Pam, thanks!
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: onestepp on July 02, 2013, 07:14 PM
Great! I even think I learned something.        :fireworks
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Liz on July 03, 2013, 01:57 PM
WONDERFUL!    Thanks Pam!   :fireworks
Title: PBU: Storyboard
Post by: Pam on July 08, 2013, 07:49 AM
The newest installment of PBU is up. This is the last time I will make a new post for these. If you want an update, please subscribe to the posts. I will keep updating this post only as I don't want to clog up Verla's site. (Moderators, clean up as you see fit!!)

http://tinyurl.com/lsomtg4

Pam  :star2
Title: Re: PBU: Storyboard
Post by: Alison A on July 08, 2013, 08:14 AM
Great post, Pam, and very informative, too.
I just shared your link up on our KidLit Authors Club FB page.

Title: Re: PBU: Storyboard
Post by: ButterflyGirl on July 08, 2013, 08:28 AM
Thanks so much for this helpful series! I have sent links to both of my cp's, who now subscribe to your posts, like me.
 :)
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: H. Pinski on July 08, 2013, 11:40 AM
The newest installment of PBU is up. This is the last time I will make a new post for these. If you want an update, please subscribe to the posts. I will keep updating this post only as I don't want to clog up Verla's site. (Moderators, clean up as you see fit!!)

http://tinyurl.com/lsomtg4

Pam  :star2

Pam, I merged the two threads and while I would encourage everyone to subscribe to your posts, I also want to encourage you to use this thread to post additional updates. As long as it's all in one thread it won't clog up the boards and there's so much good information here to share!  :thankyou
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: iyerani on July 08, 2013, 12:13 PM
Great course, Pam! Thank you!
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Pam on July 08, 2013, 01:59 PM
Great! Thank you for merging! I'll post here from now on.

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Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Donna J. Shepherd on July 08, 2013, 07:46 PM
Thanks for merging, and yes, Pam, feel free to post your updates on this thread. Great info that we'll all benefit from!

Donna
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Pam on July 15, 2013, 11:34 AM
Lesson 3 is up! Character Driven Picture Books. Please share on your blogs or FB if you wish!

http://tinyurl.com/p4523ds
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Pam on July 16, 2013, 08:51 AM
If you're a PBU participant, I've posted a button for you. Also, I'm giving away a critique or one of my books. Details on my blog: http://wwwpamcalvert.blogspot.com/2013/07/pbu-participant-button-and-critique.html
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Tammi on July 16, 2013, 10:02 AM
I really love these posts, Pam.  :sun
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Pam on July 16, 2013, 10:18 AM
Thank you, Tammi!  :bunnyrun
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: KatherineR on July 16, 2013, 10:25 AM
Done!  (I'm finally figuring out the mysteries of Blogger!  LOL.)
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Pam on July 16, 2013, 10:25 AM
Thanks, Katherine. Hugs!!
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: ButterflyGirl on July 16, 2013, 11:27 AM
All of your posts have been helpful -- thank you! I'm in the midst of revising a character-driven pb, and today's post was particularly useful. 
 :flowers2
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: pjlyons on July 17, 2013, 07:34 AM
I got a lot out of your article on character-driven pbs. Thanks for your excellent post(s).
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Dee ✿ on July 17, 2013, 08:05 AM
Thanks, Pam! So excited to find these.  :yeah

I just tweeted about it too.  :grin3
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: couchmine on July 21, 2013, 12:40 PM
Your PBU is great, Pam! I love how you break down the structure of a PB--esp. the external vs. emotional conflict. Got my notebook out. I'm ready to learn more!

Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Pam on July 22, 2013, 01:47 PM
Newest post is up!

http://tinyurl.com/m7adxj9

Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Pam on July 23, 2013, 08:25 AM
The PBU critique giveaway winner has been announced. Thank you to all who participated!!!

http://wwwpamcalvert.blogspot.com/2013/07/pbu-critique-giveaway-winner.html
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Pam on August 08, 2013, 10:44 AM
Lesson 5 is posted. Have fun!

 http://tinyurl.com/l9azhch
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: ButterflyGirl on August 12, 2013, 03:57 PM
Thanks, Pam. These lessons are soooo helpful! My current wip has 3 out of 5 of this lesson's style elements -- working to reach 4, or even all 5.
 :fireworks
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Pam on August 13, 2013, 01:08 PM
Lesson 6 is up: Thinking in Pictures

http://tinyurl.com/k6o9fff
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Rebecca Kraft Rector on August 13, 2013, 07:48 PM
Thanks, Pam. These posts are wonderful.  :love5:
Becky R.
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Pam on August 13, 2013, 09:00 PM
Thank you, Becky! I'm glad you're enjoying them. :)
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Pam on August 20, 2013, 06:46 AM
I'm on vacation this week, but I have an awesome interview with Chieu Urban, board book author and blue board member! I'll be highlighting board books next week!

http://wwwpamcalvert.blogspot.com/2013/08/im-on-vacation-this-week-so-picture.html
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: ButterflyGirl on August 20, 2013, 07:13 AM
Thanks, Pam. I picked up a few helpful ideas from this interview.   
Here's wishing you a wonderful vacation!  :sun

Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Pam on August 20, 2013, 09:59 AM
Oh yes, and I forgot to mention Chieu is giving away two books, but you'll have to respond on the blog. :)
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Pam on August 27, 2013, 10:53 AM
Lesson 7 for PBU is up. It's on Picture books for preschoolers, toddlers, and infants. I'll announce the winners of Chieu Urban's board books tomorrow!

http://tinyurl.com/mzm8shl
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: iyerani on August 27, 2013, 10:00 PM
Thank you, Pam! Your lessons are great and very helpful!
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Pam on August 28, 2013, 10:57 AM
Your welcome, iyerani!

Board book winners are announced! Congratulations!!!! http://wwwpamcalvert.blogspot.com/2013/08/chieu-urbans-book-winners.html
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Rebecca Kraft Rector on August 28, 2013, 06:42 PM
Pam, these postings for PBU continue to be awesome. I can't wait for the next installment.

Becky R.
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Pam on September 10, 2013, 10:07 AM
My newest installment: Creative Nonfiction

http://wwwpamcalvert.blogspot.com/2013/09/picture-book-university-creative.html
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: RaeE on September 10, 2013, 10:15 AM
This is wonderful, Pam. Thank you!

 :thankyou
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: ButterflyGirl on September 10, 2013, 11:52 AM
Thanks, Pam. This is so helpful!
 :fireworks
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Pam on September 10, 2013, 03:01 PM
Your welcome!!
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Pam on July 30, 2014, 10:37 AM
Hi, all! I've posted another lesson in Picture Book University--Kid Focus.

Enjoy!

http://wwwpamcalvert.blogspot.com/2014/07/picture-book-university-kid-focus.html
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: KatherineR on July 31, 2014, 12:11 PM
Love it!
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: laura-jenkins on July 31, 2014, 12:36 PM
Thanks Pam!
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: ButterflyGirl on August 10, 2014, 01:27 PM
I'm a huge fan of LILLY'S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE. It was helpful to examine the elements and see why the story works so well. Thanks!
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Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Pam on August 10, 2014, 02:30 PM
Thanks, ladies! So glad you enjoyed it. :)
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: 217mom on August 11, 2014, 11:44 AM
Pam is a tremendous resource  :flowers2
Title: Re: Picture Book University
Post by: Nicole Thomas on August 11, 2014, 11:49 AM
I read through all of PBU last night and will be getting books to do the activities this weekend. This was a wonderful intro (and more) for those of us still slightly new to writing picture books.

I'm learning something new each day. In fact, I went into the bookstore yesterday and looked at a few of the newer ones. For some reason, I thought picture books all started on the right-hand page (like novels do). I'd never taken notice how picture books actually start out with a full spread.

This is helpful in that I see where I need to juggle things around so my tension and pauses/page turns are in the right spots.