The National Writing for Children Center Announces New Teleclasses for Both Aspiring and Established Children's Book Authors and Illustrators

Kansas City, Missouri (PressExposure) September 30, 2009 -- Anyone interested in learning to write and publish for the children’s magazine and book markets can now learn the “tricks of the trade” each week from successful children’s authors and illustrators in a new series of teleclasses from the National Writing for Children Center and the Children’s Writers’ Coaching Club.

Suzanne Lieurance, founder and director of both the National Writing for Children Center and the coaching club says, “Our instructors are all successful, widely published children’s authors or illustrators themselves. Every week, one of them presents his or her best tips in a LIVE 55-minute teleclass that covers some aspect of writing, publishing, or marketing children’s books and other materials for various children’s markets. Our teleclasses are designed for aspiring children’s writers as well as for more experienced childen’s authors and illustrators who want to take their careers to the next level.”

Recent teleclasses have included the following topics:

* How to plan, promote, and present successful author visits to schools and libraries

* The Importance of Voice in Fiction and Nonfiction * Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy for Young Readers * Writing for the Lucrative Educational Markets * The Hero’s Journey * Writing Biographies for Young Readers

Audio files of the recorded teleclasses are available for purchase any time at [] and a list of upcoming LIVE teleclasses and a registration form are also available at this site.

Each weekly teleclass:

Is taught LIVE, via telephone, making it easy for participants to take part in the classes from the comfort of their own homes.

Includes a downloadable learning guide for participants to use as they listen to the information presented.

Is recorded and participants are emailed a link to a downloadable audio file of this recording, which they can download to their own computer or mp3 player or burn to a CD. This means participation in the LIVE class isn’t mandatory, although it does give participants the chance to ask questions and take part in the class discussions.

Membership in the Children’s Writers’ Coaching Club provides free access to the LIVE teleclasses as well as a downloadable audio file of each recorded class.

Writers interesting in learning about the upcoming teleclass each week should join the mailing list at the National Writing for Children Center online to get the free weekly newsletter.

About National Writing for Children Center

For more information about the teleclasses, go to [] or the National Writing for Children Center online at

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