Welcome

 
Our goal is to educate through webinars and courses while keeping the cost of our services and products as low as possible. We also intend to share free webinars as much as possible. It’s as simple as that. So, have a look around and keep a close eye on this page and our Facebook page for updates and new webinars and courses.
 
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For more information on the Art of Arc course: Deepening your understanding of picture book writing and the classic arc, click here .



Webinars Available
Watch this page for new additions to our webinar list.


  
PERFECTING YOUR CRITIQUE

Cost: $5.00

How to Pay: Please enter code PYC5 in the notes section of PayPal. To pay click here .
Once you pay, you will receive an email with the link to the webinar. IF YOU WOULD LIKE THE LINK SENT TO A DIFFERENT EMAIL ADDRESS THAN THE ONE ASSOCIATED WITH PAYPAL, PLEASE SPECIFY IN THE PAYPAL NOTES SECTION.
 
Description: In this 37-minute long webinar, you will get tips for being in a critique group or writing professional manuscript critiques. I will help improve your critique writing skills and strengthen your ability to analyze and polish your own manuscripts. Presented by Alayne Kay Christian— editor Blue Whale Press, award winning author, professional critique writer, past 12x12 critique ninja, SCBWI presenter, and teacher of picture book writing course Art of Arc.
 
 
TOP TEN REASONS FOR REJECTION

Cost: $15.00

How to Pay: Please enter code TTRR15 in the notes section of Pay Pal. To pay click here .
Once you pay, you will receive an email with the link to the webinar. IF YOU WOULD LIKE THE LINK SENT TO A DIFFERENT EMAIL ADDRESS THAN THE ONE ASSOCIATED WITH PAYPAL, PLEASE SPECIFY IN THE PAYPAL NOTES SECTION.
 
 
Description: Top Ten Reasons for Rejection is a 52-minute mini course. If you want tips on some corrective action that you might take to improve your chances of submission success, and/or if you would like to deepen your understanding of plot and arc, this webinar is for you. Added bonus, learn what draws Blue Whale Press editors to a story.
 
You’ve probably received them all: helpful and informative responses, critical responses, form letters, and the worst—crickets. Whether you are new to submitting or have been at it for a long time, rejections can leave you feeling perplexed, frustrated, and unsure of what corrective action you should take. This video will walk you through the various reasons behind rejections from an editor’s perspective and give you some tips on how you can improve your chances of success.
 
Presented by Alayne Kay Christian— editor Blue Whale Press, award winning author, professional critique writer, past 12x12 critique ninja, SCBWI presenter, and teacher of picture book writing course Art of Arc.
 
 
HOW A PICTURE BOOK IS MADE

Cost: Free! All you have to do is follow or like our Facebook page and comment that you would like to view HOW A PICTURE BOOK IS MADE, and I will provide the link to the webinar.
 
This 12-minute presentation walks viewers through the construction of a picture book from printing to cover, to pages inside. Presented by Alayne Kay Christian— editor Blue Whale Press, award winning author, professional critique writer, past 12x12 critique ninja, SCBWI presenter, and teacher of picture book writing course Art of Arc.


WEBINARS COMING SOON! (working titles)

Stitching Your Story Together with Cause and Effect--Description and cost pending. 

Episodic Stories: Playing Whack-a-Mole--Description and cost pending. 

Writing Your Best and Strongest Beginning--Description and cost pending. 

Readers' Attention Retention--Description and cost pending. 

Maintaining Motivation--Description and cost pending. 

Getting out of Writer's Prison--Description and cost pending.