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Whispering Woods Picture Book Writing Workshop
If you are committed to making your picture book manuscript the best it can be, join Linda and her writing buddy Jill Esbaum for a productive weekend immersed in the world of picture book writing.

We'll study the elements of successful picture book stories and provide you with the tools necessary to make yours rise to the top of the dreaded slush pile. We'll discuss characterization, conflict, dialogue, language and word choice, plot structure, point of view, snappy beginnings and unexpected endings, winning titles, marketing strategies, and why stories need to be close to perfect to snag the eye of an editor.

Join us at Our Lady of the Prairie, a retreat center nestled in the wooded hills of Eastern Iowa, for a weekend of learning, writing and FUN. Aside from studying the craft of writing with Linda and Jill, you'll participate in peer critiques, have time to write and revise, socialize, walk among the trees, sit by the pond, or just relax on the porch with a cup of tea and enjoy the cardinals and gold finches so abundant on the property.

All levels of writing experience are welcome. Space is limited to 8 participants.

All inclusive — $450.