I completed the writing picture books course. I enjoyed the process and wanted to know as much as possible before I submitted my manuscript. I was nervous and wondered if I would be able to produce a story of good enough quality to feel comfortable submitting it.
The tutor was fantastic! I feel really comfortable submitting my work to Cathy. I know my manuscript is in good hands and that any advice she can offer is invaluable.
Overall I enjoyed the quality of information and how easy it is to follow.
The creative juices are flowing!
A very professional online course. So great to be able to stop and start when your busy life allows you to. Seriously just give it a go you might surprise yourself.
I enjoyed doing the Writing Picture Books class and wanted to continue writing so I thought the Writing Picture Books Masterclass was the next step.
I thought the online tutor had a great deal of knowledge regarding this course
I enjoyed learning the different steps involved in writing a picture book and how to edit and submit your manuscript.
I have discovered I like reading and writing for children. It helped me get through a tough year being in lockdown due to covid.
The course is informative, well-structured and provides the tools for you to write your picture book. I enjoyed learning throughout the course. At the start of my picture book journey, I would never have believed how much work goes into creating a picture book.
Thank you for creating the Masterclass course. The information I have learnt is valuable and provides me with the tools to create my picture book.
I loved the Writing Picture Books class but felt like I needed to learn more.
The tutor was very easy to understand. I enjoyed the satisfaction of knowing what to do next and the confidence that I had the information I needed.
I've just sent my first picture book off to an illustrator.
Fabulous, more than expected. The ability to listen to the lessons and follow the handouts. I personally learn better by listening.
I submitted my first manuscript to Austen Macauley publishers (after much editing and many drafts!) 'The Shaky Cactus' has been accepted and is currently in house styling. I have written another two manuscripts, including 'Purple Bananas' which I will submit shortly.
There were many 'aha' moments, so here's two - learning how to 'kill your darlings' and when the concept of 'show don't tell' finally clicked!
If you are passionate about writing, but you don't know where to start, the Australian Writers' Centre has an extensive range of inspirational and educational courses. Even if you're trying to discern whether you'd like to pursue writing as a hobby or career, this is the place to start.