Picture books are meant to be read aloud. Using poetic techniques in your prose will help you create read-aloud language that will transport children (and their parents) into a world of imagination — in as few words as possible.
Poetry has much to teach us about the craft of writing:
The Lyrical Language Lab
teaches children’s writers the poetic techniques
that will make their writing more powerful
and infuse their manuscripts with
poetry, music, and magic.
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to get everything in such a short form. That's why I urge everyone to study and write poetry. The conciseness and music of poetry is what we're searching for in our books."
with instructor Renée M. LaTulippe
• 10 weeks
• 19 lessons
• 30+ minutes a day
Hello! I’m Renée LaTulippe, founder of The Lyrical Language Lab. As a fellow writer, I’ve taken many expensive online writing classes and I know how important it is to choose wisely. I encourage you to read the course description carefully to be sure that this is the right place for you. If it is … then I can guarantee that the fully guided version of The Lyrical Language Lab is the most interactive writing course you will find online. I am with you every step of the way, not only giving you in-depth feedback on your assignments, but being available to answer all your questions in the private class forum, which is where a lot of the real learning happens. And because I keep class size small, you can be assured of getting all the personal attention you need.
That means that for ten weeks, you’ll practically have a private mentor walking you through the lessons and assignments and helping you apply those lessons to your WIPs.
and can be time consuming, but if you’re ready to learn everything there is to know about meter and poetic technique, and to take your writing to a new level, then this is the place for you. Just remember … you’ll need to come ready to work and willing to share your journey with your classmates!
I love teaching and I take your learning seriously. I can’t wait for the opportunity to work with you!
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• on your time and terms
Be assured that the lessons are extremely detailed and provide many examples of the lesson topic, including audio and video files to further illustrate concepts. Assignments ask you to practice specific concepts by writing short poems or prose pieces, and include ideas for further practice and study.