Write Poems (Kids Book Example) Absorb Point of View (#2)
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Write Poems (Kids Book Example) Absorb Point of View (#2)

Improve your point-of-view skills. Write a darn good poetry chapbook. Watch me write and revise poems.
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Created by Alan H. Jordan
Last updated 7/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Write a high-quality poetry chapbook
  • Transfer some of the skills that you've learned to writing other fiction
  • Transfer some of the skills that you've learned to writing some non-fiction
  • Sit back and say you've had a great time.
  • Write descriptions that better invoke the five senses
  • Better understand how to "stay in the head" of one character.
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Requirements
  • No experience is necessary.
  • It helps to have pens/pencils/paper when you sit down to take the course.
  • If you don't have something to write with, use the BOOKMARK feature
  • You will enjoy the class. Be sure to introduce yourself.
  • An interest in writing.
Description

Point of view is a difficult for many writers to understand.  Jumping from head-to-head is a jarring experience when reading, and the cause of many manuscript rejections. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a simple way for you to build your point-of-view skills?  Wouldn't it be super if, while you were learning,  you were able to write a marketable book?

Good news. In this brief course, you’ll build your point-of-view writing skills by writing poems from  the point of view of pets and stuffed animals. You'll also be able to transfer skills from this course to your writing for adults--fiction and some non-fiction material. (Like narrative non-fiction.)

This course is one of a  series of learn-by-example video-based courses. Also,  you may ask questions and get answers. 


Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone 18-35 who has important values that they may want to share with children, now or in the future
  • Parents with children who want to write a book for them.
  • Grandparents who want to help their grandchild(ren) write a book.
  • Grandparents who want to write a book for one, or more, grandchildren.
  • Teachers who want to have an interesting resource for a class.
  • Anyone who wants to help a child build their self esteem and develop a love of reading and writing.
  • Anyone who is interested in making a little extra money now, that increases as the number of books published goes up.
  • Do *not* take this course if you are looking to get rich quick. It won't happen.
  • Writers who sometimes jump from one point-of-view to another one.
  • Writers who are not sure what point-of-view means.
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
01:25:06
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Writing Poems from the Point of View of Pets
4 Lectures 28:33

I took a picture of a golden retriever when I was vacationing on the big island of Hawaii.  I enlarged this picture because I liked it so much. I would look at it and imagine what was going on in the dog, who I thought of as "Holly Dog," even though I have no idea of his or her name.

A couple of years later, I needed to teach a class on how to write poetry to students at Grassroots bookstore in Reno, Nevada.  I asked myself, What would make the class fun, and the answer came back, "Suppose you took a laptop computer into the story, and showed them a website.  Suppose the children saw some of my favorite pictures, and I asked them to write a poem about the picture. What would happen?" Suppose some of the children needed an object they could physically feel and touch.  "What would happen if I took stuffed animals in with me?" I asked myself.

What happened was that every one of the children, and many of the parents who came with the children got a great big kick out of writing poems.  I was going to put the poems up on a website, but I neglected to get the signed release forms that I needed, and there was no way to contact the people who just showed up as a result of Grassroots bookstore ... Please see the resource file for photographs and more information.


Preview 05:21

Spotty is a Dalmatian. Okay, he's a stuffed animal, but he seems real to me and to many children.  Spotty wants to know if you can write a poem about him.  I'll bet you can, and that you'll find writing a poem about him really interesting.  

To make this more fun for you, I'll write a poem about him first. Just watch what I'm doing, and then write a poem of your own--one that's better than mine.  When you're finished with your poem, post it to the course website.

Enjoy the process!

Spotty Challenges You to Write a Poem About Him & I Show You How
09:28

In this lesson we look at a photo of a snowman that I took on a deck in the Lake Tahoe area.  The snowman is going to melt, as they all do, and I challenge you to write a poem about him from the point of view of a dog, Holly Dog. Then, to help you do it, I write a poem and show you how I do it.

It think you'll find this pretty interesting, and that you'll be able to build your own poem pretty easily. Just take a peek at how I do it, and then do better than me.  When you finish your poem, please post it on the course website.

Snow Yoda and Holly Dog
06:07

In this lesson we look at the same photo of a snowman that I took on a deck in the Lake Tahoe area.  But, this time I challenge you to write a poem about him from the point of view of a cat. Then, to help you do it, I write a poem and show you how I do it.

When you finish, you'll have two poems about the same snowman, each from a different point-of-view.

It think you'll find this pretty interesting, and that you'll be able to build your own poem pretty easily. Just take a peek at how I do it, and then do better than me.  When you finish your poem, please post it on the course website.

Snow Yoda and Kitty Cat
07:37
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Tools that Will Help with All of Your Writing
5 Lectures 30:01

Don't you just love it when you're reading a book and you find yourself saying, "Wow!"  Now, you can put that sort of spice into your writing.  Watch this lecture, and download the notes.

Preview 06:06

Wouldn't it be nice if you had a way to make your ideas come to life in your writing.  Now you do. Watch this video, and then build your own Idea Incubator. 

Preview 14:25

People write for many reasons. One of them is to confront and conquer their fears.  Children, particularly, conquer fears through writing. Check out this video to see how you can help them. Don't forget to download the resource file.

Help a Child Conquer Fear
02:05

Congratulations, you've got a first draft of a manuscript.  Watch this video to see what you do next. Also, download the .pdf file. It contains much of the content of this video.

What's Next
06:27

I know that some people will benefit tremendously from my courses, but may not be able to afford one, or more, of my courses. If you're interested in taking this course, or a series of my courses, and would feel much more comfortable with a partial, or full, scholarship, watch this video and apply here: http://max-opp.com/financial-aid-scholarship-application-for-childrens-writing-courses/

Cheers!

Alan

Preview 00:58
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Bonus Material
3 Lectures 26:37

This is from my course on integrating meditation with affirmations, constructive questions, and yoga.  Just sit back and enjoy this. It will help to stimulate your imagination.

Bonus Lecture: Take a Break Time - Water Music & Bamboo
18:45

This is excerpted from another course in this series, but it stands on its own, and it will show you how to write poetry by using photographs for inspiration. Enjoy.

Bonus Lecture: Writing Poetry from Photographs
07:11

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About the Instructor
Alan H. Jordan
4.6 Average rating
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2,495 Students
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Amazon Bestselling Author - Highly Rated Instructor

As you can see from this page, my courses are diverse and have a four-star and five-star ratings.

For 2016 and 2017 I've decided to focus on:

(1) Creating a series of courses for sales and telephone sales. These are based on telling the truth in the most positive way; and

(2) Creating a series of courses that empower adults (and children) to write children's books. Many of the skills that you glean will transfer over to other fiction, and some non-fiction writing.

I create courses where I actually write a children's book, explain how I've written it, and then walk you through the steps of writing your own book.

I have purposely made these courses short and I write one book per course. You can peek over my shoulder and see how I do it.  Then, you are challenged to write your own book. 

If you want to write a book, this is the course for you.  And, all of my courses (writing and otherwise) have a better-than-money-back guarantee. I'll answer any questions you have, usually within 2 business days. (This is a big deal. If you were to write to my publisher, it would take me about a month to get  your inquiry.)

The courses are appropriate for anyone over age 18 and children of all ages. A helper is required for children under age 13. Helpers typically are a:

* Parent

* Grandparent

* Teacher

* Older sibling

* Uncle, Aunt or other relative

* Neighbor (Age 18+)

* Friend (Age 18 +)

When you take these courses you will be able to write a book, help a child write a book. A special treat is to write a book that you will give, or dedicate, to a child.