I just finished a wonderful four weeks of Nonfiction Archaeology. It's an online class taught by Kristen Fulton about how to write nonfiction picture books. I was in the inaugural class and had a wonderful time meeting new kidlit peeps. Each Monday night is a live webinar which you can participate in or listen to the recording if you can't make it. And each weekday a lesson is emailed to you. And the best part is the communication among classmates and instructor in a Facebook group. I thrive on feedback. And if you've been following along in my blog, you know I've been working on a picture book biography. I'm so glad for this class and for my critique groups who have helped shape my story. If you're interested in writing nonfiction, I hope you can take this class. It begins the first Monday of each month. I learned a great technique from Kristen in writing picture book biographies, but I'm not spoiling the beans... You have to take the class to find out. By the way, I've taken many writing classes, and probably so have you. I've learned tidbits from each instructor that I can use to make my writing stronger. So dig in!
The second thing I wanted to share with you is that I'm now part of a group called GROG. We are writers who are teaming up as a group to blog each day about writing. We go live on March 3rd. I'll be posting 2-3 times a month as well. Our aim with this blog is to provide:
G: Guidance and support
R: Resources on the craft of writing
O: Opportunities to expand our skills
G: Great folks who support readers and writers of all ages!
I hope you check out our GROG Blog here and bookmark it or subscribe. Maybe some of you can be guest authors on our GROG.
Have a great writing week! I know I will. Just got back from Costco here, and they now carry crunchy CHEETOS from America! :) See, it's the little things that can make your day.
3/2/2014 08:08:33 pm
Loved the class. Learned so much and will keep the beans to myself too. I agree, that if anyone's interested in writing non-fiction, Kristen's class in invaluable! Pleased to meet you, Tina
3/3/2014 02:14:04 am
Looks like you've been busy! :) I followed GROG already--looks like it will be another wonderful resource.
3/3/2014 03:18:28 am
Ever-productive and pro-active, Tina. Go, girl!
3/3/2014 08:16:01 am
My Tina, you have been up to a lot of great writerly things. When do find time to homeschool and sleep? Thanks for sharing the links. :-)
3/3/2014 06:29:46 pm
Tina, you have your fingers in a few pies....so busy! When I first heard GROG I thought, what is Tina up to?.... here that's another word for alcoholic drink such as beer... ;)
3/4/2014 11:23:44 am
I'm so thankful that you and I can be a part of the inaugural NFA group. I've benefitted many times by your expertise, Tina! Looking forward to our first contracts as a result of this class. Hope you enjoy your Cheetos. 😉
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Tina M. Cho, children's author
I'm a children's author and freelance writer for the educational market. Welcome!