Family and friends are not the best reviewers because they are emotionally attached to you and don't want to hurt your feelings.
But how should emerging writers draw them out? No writer is born with trade-specific knowledge about how to excel in the publishing field; yet, every writer is born with the talent to make it happen. If anyone considers taking a course that covers all angles and genres of writing for children through young adults, then the Institute is the place to enroll.
As a recent graduate of the course, I could tell readers to take my word for it. Both texts serve as a gauge for market growth and change. The Institute has hired hundreds of instructors and they are all published authors, among other credits to their names. Cheri Levine from Student Services approximates instructors.
But more importantly, beyond the numbers, Ms. Levine reveals the hiring process. Next they endure personal interviews. Each instructor must learn to teach to our standards.
This means they not only have the skill set needed to publish, they have the drive, marketing know-how, contacts, and sheer experience under their belts. The Institute discloses more details on their website.
Their work has won virtually every award, prize, and honor the field of juvenile literature has to offer.
The Institute matches each student with an instructor who can best meet her or his needs and interests. I was placed with an exceptional instructor in the beginning.
My only inconvenience occurred through the number of placements. Initially, I was placed with a talented author who managed to send me her biography and introduce me to the course as well as the first assignment.
Within a few weeks, however, I received word that she would no longer be my instructor. She was going on a book-signing tour, and she had no choice but to leave her instructorship in order to advance her primary career.
Later in my enrollment, near the end of the course, I experienced a similar event with my second instructor, who also had to leave her position to fulfill other duties as an author. In the eight months I spent in the course, I was placed with three different instructors.
Of course, I could hardly deem this experience as negative. More than anything my initial frustration turned into a beacon of possibility. If the instructors are so successful, then one day any number of their students could be, too. Pegi Deitz Shea was my third instructor, and she coached me through my tenth and final assignment.
She stepped up to the plate in the end, reviewed all my previous coursework, and gave me thorough and constructive criticism. Even though I rolled through three instructors, I graduated with advice from pros on every piece of writing.
Shea represents a prime example of the sophisticated instructors at the Institute. Many of the books are multicultural. Shea brings a well-rounded background to the teaching table. As a result, she manages to provide effective feedback to all of her students while guiding them along the path to publishing.
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While I've had some difficulty adjusting to the style of writing for children I really feel I've le arned a lot from this program and I'm so proud to be, and have been, a part of it. My instructor was wonderful and so full of encouragement that even when I felt I'd never get though an assignment she was right there for me every step of the way/5(19).
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