Course Curriculum

    1. Introduction

    2. Characters

    3. ASSIGNMENT: Create a character study for your main character

    4. Conflict & Resolution

    5. ASSIGNMENT: Your Story's Conflict & Resolution

    6. Setting

    7. ASSIGNMENT: Setting(s) For Your Story

    8. Plot

    9. ASSIGNMENT: The Opening Line

    10. Readability

    11. ASSIGNMENT: Assess the Readability of a Picture Book

    12. Conclusion

    13. FEEDBACK: Bird's Love Needs Your Feedback!

Course Details

  • $99.00
  • 1.5 hours of video content
  • 5 Assignments

What You'll Accomplish

Put your knowledge into practice and write a story that will engage, educate, and excite your readers. With this course, you will:

  • Create a character study

  • Identify the conflict and resolution for your story

  • Research the best setting(s) for your story

  • Create the opening line for your story

  • Assess the readability of a published children's picture book

About Your Instructor

Editor/Author Starr Balmer-Chore

Starr Balmer-Chore is a children’s picture book editor with 15 years of editorial experience in the publishing, media, and marketing industries. As the founder of Bird’s Love, an independent publishing company that provides essential editing services for writers of children’s picture books, she’s edited all types of children’s picture books and coached writers in helping them develop their stories for young readers. Starr is also the author of the children’s picture book, “Scary, Scary Sasha.”

Learn how to build the basic elements of your story