Our latest Nosy Crow Masterclass took place on Saturday – How to Write Picture Books – and it was another fantastically creative, inspiring, and informative day, filled with advice, lessons and guidance on writing picture books. The day included brilliant sessions from Nosy Crow’s Managing Director, Kate Wilson, literary agent Louise Lamont and Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam and Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble author Tracey Corderoy. And as well as these individual talks, we also offered one-to-one manuscript critiques to all of our attendees, along with lunch, wine, and lots more. And here’s what some of our attendees said on Twitter and Facebook afterwards:
Still buzzing from yesterday's #PB masterclass hosted by the fabulously funny @NosyCrow of @NosyCrowBooks. With invaluable #writerslife experience from @TraceyCorderoy & #amquerying gems from @LLMonts, the day was a PB writer's dream!
Now to get cracking on those rewrites…
— Nadia Writes (@writenadiawrite) June 10, 2018
Thank you to @NosyCrow for another wonderful masterclass yesterday. It was great to meet @lauren_d_murray and to see the lovely @TraceyCorderoy and #louiselamont again. Not forgetting the rest of the fab Nosy Crow team!
— Leonie Roberts (@leonierobertsuk) June 10, 2018
— Claire Hutton (@claire_hutton1) June 9, 2018
A fun, informative and full-on day at the Nosy Crow PB Masterclass! Many thanks @NosyCrow @TraceyCorderoy @LLMonts! Additional entertainment and crowd-pleasing interruptions provided by @NosyCrowDog “Etty” . If only I’d brought some Bonios along…
— Frances Tosdevin (@FrancesTosdevin) June 9, 2018
Huge thanks to the @NosyCrow team for their picture book masterclass today. Great to hear from people who are so passionate about what they do.
— Emma Gladding (@WoodenDonkey) June 9, 2018
— Emily Ann Davison (@emilyanndavison) June 9, 2018
Buzzing with excitement after an all day picture book writing/publishing masterclass in London at @NosyCrow, led by their MD Kate Wilson. Learned more in 6 hours than the last 6 months under my own steam. Also check out these original pieces on the wall! pic.twitter.com/cMbIuPL9la
— Gillian Gamble (@GillGamble) June 9, 2018
I’ve spent an amazing day @NosyCrow with Kate Wilson and Tom, learning more about writing picture books. I’m really hoping they’ll like my Rainbow Owls series! https://t.co/v81D98p4yK I’d love to be published by Nosy Crow – love their ethos.
— Kit Berry (@Kit_Berry) June 9, 2018
— Dr Pragya Agarwal (@hedgehogprints) June 9, 2018
As with our previous Masterclasses, this was a sold-out day (with a long waiting list). Our next Masterclass will be taking place later in the year: tickets aren’t on sale yet, but if you’re interested in attending, you can sign up to our newsletter below, and you’ll be the first to hear as soon as any new dates are confirmed.