June 4, 2012
-- If you’re a budding Beatrix Potter or a struggling Dr. Seuss, discover the secrets of writing short stories, picture books and novels for kids. “Writing Fiction for Kids” will be held on Wednesdays, June 13, 20 and 27, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Malta, NY (TEC-SMART) campus of Hudson Valley Community College. Course fee is $55, which includes a coursebook. To register, telephone (518) 629-7339.
Instructor Pauline Bartel will discuss characterization, viewpoint and dialogue; provide a step-by-step guide to plotting and show what must be accomplished in the beginning, middle and ending of a story to make it successful.
Bartel is an award-winning writer who has been widely published in more than 100 , juvenile, teenage and adult periodicals. She is also the author of seven published books, including The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book and Spellcasters:
Witches and Witchcraft in History, Folklore and Popular Culture. Bartel is a member of the prestigious American Society of Journalists and Authors. Visit her website (www.paulinebartel.com)
for further information.