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Succeed With Your Children's Book Idea!
Creating a strong, believable character that readers care about is the number one determinant of a good story. As a former professional actress, writing instructor and author of award-winning juvenile novels, I’ll share simple acting techniques to create stronger nad more interesting and believable characters. These techniques will guide you in creating a compelling story for kids.
You will learn techniques to:
1. Create strong characters that will drive your story forward in surprising yet believable ways.
2. Make the reader care about your protagonist
3. Use the emotional power of your own experiences to deepen your character and your writing in general.
Whether you simply have an idea or have begun writing and somehow got "stuck," I can help you move your writing along the path to publishing. We'll work one-on-one so you can receive personalized guidance and by the end of the session you'll know clearly what your next steps to take to strengthen your idea or your manuscript.
And, if you have a picture book idea and don't know how to proceed with it, I can help you strengthen it for optimum child-reader enjoyment.
Maxine is an exceptional teacher and I feel fortunate to have had 5 weeks with her. Kristin Priesman, Teacher for Second Grade
Ms. Schur is terrific; I would take more classes from her. She got me writing again! All the in-class exercises were very valuable; so was the "homework." An excellent introduction to the field and ideas for moving forward.
Stephanie Wildman, Attorney
Thank you again for your wisdom and inspiration Maxine. So grateful to have met you. Your method of teaching was exactly what I needed to motivate me to start writing again. Sue Waiss
Maxine, thanks for breaking down the craft of children's literature. I loved learning from you and appreciate your supportive and constructive feedback. Angela Tsang
Maxine - thanks for keeping things REAL for us as well your insights and encouragement. Frances Joe
About the Author
Maxine Rose Schur is the author of award-winning children’s books and teaches the craft of children’s book writing at conferences and colleges nationwide. As a former professional actress, Maxine provides, dramatic engaging storytelling and fun, interactive activities for children from preschool to young adult. Maxine is also an award-winning travel essayist. Maxine holds a BA in Dramatic Art from the University of California and a Masters in Liberal Arts from Stanford.Visit profile and see all programs