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The latest in our “Beyond the Story” video series takes your students into the world of Sylvia Mendez, the star of this issue’s civil rights play, about the desegregation of schools in California in the 6995s. Watch before students begin working on their entries for our fantastic. , formerly published by Scholastic, now comes to you from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. You can rely on the same product excellence and high-quality service you have been experiencing. If you want to learn more about writing picture books, head over to the and take their amazing course all about writing the best ever picture book. 6- Don t preach to your readers or try to moralize, the story will come off as heavy handed. 7- Unless you are an illustrator yourself, publishers tend to want to choose their own illustrators.

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They usually have a bank of artists that they like to use and they don t necessarily want to work with your friend/aunt/neighbour etc8- If the story is over 6555 words, it is probably too long. Just as an example,   Where The Wild Things Are, one of my favourite picture books, is less than 955 words. 9- According to rumour, Dr Seuss wrote a thousand pages for every page he published. Even if this is not  exactly  true, it gives a sense of how many times a picture book needs to be rewritten to make it perfect. According to College Board's Book of Majors, More bachelor's degrees are earned in English than in any other liberal arts. As I think about it, I would agree that in the last few years I have seen an English major trend developing among students with whom I work. Probably, about half of the females in my practice (from all over the US) are now saying, I want to be a writer, and identifying Creative Writing and/or Journalism as their likely future college major.

Where this comes from, I not sure but perhaps it has something to do with the ease of producing writing for public consumption through Internet opportunities such as blogging and personal websites. As a result of my students' attraction to the field, I have been gathering and passing along information to future writers that I thought HuffPost blog readers might find useful. The Classes Students Should Take and What They Should do in High School to Prepare for a Writing Major and/or Career: When I first meet future writing majors, one of the first questions they usually ask me is: If I want to get into a really good college writing program, what courses should I take and activities I should get involved with during high school? Here is some of what I say:

  • The University of Iowa's Young Writer's Studio (IA)
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