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Do You Dream of Writing a Children’s Book?

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Do you have a great idea for a story but don’t know where to start?
Have you written a book, but don’t know how to take the next step?
Do you want to join the multimillion dollar children’s book industry, but have no idea how to break in?

Imagine if you could…

have a #1 NY Times bestselling children’s book author & editor

be your guide to getting your book written & published!


 Meet Award-Winning, Best-Selling Children’s Book  Author and Editor

 Emma Walton Hamilton

 Emma has co-authored over 20 children’s books with her mother, Julie Andrews, 8 of which have been on the New York Times best-seller list, including: VFP Cover* The Very Fairy Princess (#1 New York Times Bestselling Series) * Julie Andrews’ Collection Of Poems, Songs And Lullabies * The Dumpy The Dump Truck series Simeon’s Gift * The Great American Mousical and * THANKS TO YOU – Wisdom From Mother And Child (#1 New York Times Bestseller) Emma teaches children’s book writing for Stony Brook University’s MFA in Creative Writing and Literature, and serves as Director of their Southampton Children’s Literature Fellows program.   JulEm7_20She is also Editorial Director for The Julie Andrews Collection publishing program (Harper Collins and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers), dedicated to quality books for young readers that nurture the imagination and celebrate the sense of wonder, as well as an award-winning freelance children’s book editor. And now, she is able to offer the same information and training to you!


child reading on bedJust Write For Kids

A Unique Home-Study Course

in Writing Picture Books for Children

Whether you are starting from scratch, have an idea for a book in mind or already have a manuscript in progress

This 8-week course will turn your dream into reality. 

And, because it is designed as an independent study, this course can be taken at any time… from anywhere in the world!

Within just 8 weeks, you can…

Learn the fundamental aspects of writing for children, including:
* How and where to find ideas * Developing characters, mapping a plot and identifying themes * Writing engaging narrative, effective dialogue, and successful beginnings, middles and endings * Special issues such as anthropomorphism, verse vs. prose and word play * How to edit your manuscript… and more! 
Write a complete, submission-worthy picture-book manuscript, and
Be on your way to submitting your manuscript to agents and publishers!
Each week, you will receive a specific lesson in writing and editing your picture book, with corresponding assignments and worksheets.
In just 8 weeks, you will have a completed manuscript in hand, ready to submit to agents and publishers – and all from the comfort of your own home!

At universities like the one where Emma teaches, courses like this cost $1,200+.

If you were to train with Emma one-on-one, the cost would be $3,500.

Just Write for Kids!

gives you the exact same information

for just $297!

a book for a giftIn addition to the course itself, you will receive these bonuses:

A comprehensive Editing Checklist against which to measure your manuscripts from this point forward, and ensure all your submissions are agent-and-publisher ready. (Value: $169)
A Writer’s Resource List of the essential publications, organizations, websites, conferences and blogs for children’s book authors, with which to stay current in the industry and identify the best places to submit your work. (Value: $97)
Manuscript Submission Guide, with instructions for formatting and submitting your manuscript, plus where and how to find an agent and how to write outstanding query and cover letters (Value: $600)
Unique opportunities to ask your questions and share comments with Emma and other participants throughout the course and beyond! (Value: Priceless)
A $50 Gift Certificate toward any of Emma’s award-winning editorial services, including manuscript evaluations, line editing and one-on-one consulting.


If you’ve been dreaming of this for a while….

If you long to make your mark in the children’s book community, and touch the hearts and minds of the next generation…

If you’d love nothing more than to give your own children or grandchildren the legacy of a picture book written by you….

You can continue to wait and dream, or you can take a step toward making those dreams come true TODAY!

Still have questions?

Below are answers to frequently asked questions…

Q. When does the course start?

A. Whenever you’re ready! Because it’s designed as an independent study, and delivered to you digitally via email, the course may be started – and completed – at any time you choose.

Q. Do I have to complete it in 8 weeks or may I go at my own pace?

A. You may absolutely go at your own pace. Although the material and assignments will be delivered to you weekly for 8 weeks, simply save everything to your files and work on each segment or assignment when you’re ready.

Q. I live overseas. Can I still take the course?

A. Yes! Because everything is delivered digitally, you may take the course from anywhere in the world. And, because the publishing industry is so globally-minded, the course is relevant to writing children’s books wherever you are.

Q. I write non-fiction. Does this course have any value for me?

A. If you write narrative non-fiction (for example, a story-driven account of an event, or a life) then this course will have great value for you. If what you write is concept books, how-to or other fact-based non-fiction, then this is not the course for you.

Q. Do you offer a payment plan?

A. Yes, you may pay in two installments if that is easier. Please click on this link to register using the 2-payment option:  Just Write for Kids 2-Payment Option

Click here to see answers to more Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to read testimonials from students of the course

Click here to ask Emma your questions! 

And check out these other courses…

education series (leaning on books)Just Write for Middle Grade – Home Study Course in Writing Chapter Books and Middle Grade Fiction




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Just Write for Young Adults – Home Study Course in Writing Young Adult (YA) Fiction


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