There's never been a better time to write and publish books for children and young adults than today!
Children's books are consistently the strongest growing sector of the publishing industry - and publishers, educators and librarians are constantly seeking great new books for young readers.
Just Write for Middle Grade contains everything you could want to know about creating a great chapter book or middle grade novel in 14 self-paced lessons. Learn the fundamental aspects of writing for middle grade and write a submission-worthy manuscript with lessons, including...
Find out the differences between chapter book, middle grade, YA and adult fiction and which genre is right for you. Learn how to develop your idea into a captivating story for middle grade readers that meets the standards of today's marketplace.
Craft authentic, compelling characters who take an emotional journey. Plus, find out how to make the most of your secondary characters, and to create a unique voice for each one.
See how to provide a takeaway for readers without being preachy or didactic. Learn about the Hero's Journey and get tips on using settings and worldbuilding to enhance your story.
Understand the keys to plot structure: dramatic arc, pacing, tension and other craft elements. Learn the responsibility of the first chapter and how to build scenes, events, hooks, beats, obstacles, transitions and more!
Study how to use point of view, tense, backstory, interiority, action, dialogue and more. Plus, tips on handling tough content including mature language and sex.
Determine the best way to fulfill the initial promise of your novel. Then it's back to the beginning as you master revision strategies for polishing your manuscript and making it submission ready.
“Emma's Just Write for Middle Grade course illuminated my way forward with a novel I'd been struggling to complete for over a year. Thanks to the step-by-step approach of Emma's lessons, I now have a working draft. Each lesson breaks complex topics into applicable exercises that help a new writer internalize the tools successful writers use instinctively. It's been a revelatory fourteen weeks that I'm sad to see end.”
Johnell DeWitt - Children's Author
Emma Walton Hamilton has co-authored over 30 children's books with her mother Julie Andrews - 9 of which have been on the New York Times best-seller list. She is a proud faculty member of Stony Brook Southampton's MFA in Creative Writing and Literature, where she teaches children’s book writing, and directs the Children's Literature Fellows program, as well as the annual Southampton Children's Literature Conference. Emma also serves as Executive Director for the Young Artists and Writers Project in area middle and high schools. She has dedicated her life to creating books that will make a difference in the lives of children - and teaching others to do the same.
Now, she's offering the same information and training to you... for a fraction of the cost, and accessible entirely from the comfort of home.
* Editing Checklist
* Children's Writer's Resource List
* Manuscript Submission Guide
* A $50 Gift Certificate toward any of Emma's editing services