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Read on to discover:
The tremendous recent success of childrens books has made the general public aware of what weve known for years: theres a huge market out there.
And theres a growing need for new writers trained to create the $3 billion worth of childrens books bought each year . . . plus stories and articles needed by more than 650 publishers of magazines for and about children and teenagers.
Who are these needed writers?
Theyre ordinary folks like you and me.
But am I good enough?
I was once where you might be now. My occasional thoughts of writing had been pushed down by self-doubt, and I didnt know where to turn for help.
Then, on an impulse, I accepted a free offer from the Institute to test my writing aptitude, and it turned out to be the spark I needed.
I took their course, and my wonderful author-instructor helped me to discover, step-by-step, that my everyday lifeprobably not much different than yourswas an endless creative resource for my writing!
The promise that paid off
The Institute made the same promise to me that they will make to you, if you demonstrate basic writing aptitude:
You will complete at least one manuscript suitable to submit to a publisher by the time you finish our course.
I really didnt expect to be published before I finished the course, but I was. I sold three stories. And I soon discovered that that was not unusual at the Institute.
Since graduating, I have authored 34 nationally published children's books and over 300 stories and articles.
Now, as an instructor at the Institute, Im happy to pass along what Ive learned to aspiring writers like you.
One-on-one training with
My fellow instructorsall of them professional writers or editorswork with their students the same way I do with mine.
When youve completed an assignment on your own schedule, at your own pace, you send it to me. I read it and re-read it to be sure I get everything out of it that you've put into it.
Then I edit it line-by-line, and send you a detailed letter explaining my edits. I point out your strengths and show you how to shore up your weaknesses.
Instead of time-wasting trial and error, you get proven techniques for improvement.
Between your pushing and my pulling, you learn how to writeand how to market what you write.
I am the living proof
What I got from my instructor at the Institute changed me from a wannabe into a published writer.
While theres no guarantee that every student will have the same success, were showered with letters like these from current and former students:
Since graduating from your course, says Heather Klassen, Edmonds, WA, Ive sold 125 stories to magazines for children and teenagers.
Before this, I didnt know if my work was typical or bland, or if there was even a spark of life in it, writes Kate Spanks, Maple Ridge, BC. I now have over 30 articles published. . .
. . a little bird . . . has
This course has helped me more than I can say, says Jody Drueding, Boston, MA. Its as if a little bird that was locked up inside of me has just been given the freedom of the garden.
. . . I was attracted by the fact that you require an aptitude test, says Nikki Arko, Raton, NM. Other schools sign you up as long as you have the money to pay, regardless of talent or potential.
take the course again
Id take the course again in a heartbeat! says Tonya Tingey, Woodruff, UT. It made my dream a reality.
My most recent success has been the publication of Dear Miss Ryan, Youre Ruining My Life, the novel I started for my last Institute assignment, writes Jennifer Jones from Homer, NY. Thank you for giving me the life I longed for.
If the life of a childrens writer is one that you have longed for, youll never have a better opportunity than this to test your dream.
FREE Aptitude Test for Childrens Writing plus an illustrated course brochure
Weve prepared an intriguing aptitude test to find qualified people. Its offered without cost or obligation, and will be professionally evaluated for youFREE.
In addition to the test, well send you a free copy of our 32-page illustrated brochure describing our acclaimed home-study course, which is so effective that its recommended for college credit by the Connecticut Board for State Academic Awards.
The brochure will introduce you to 80 members of our outstanding faculty composed of published authors and seasoned editors.
Ill always be glad that I took that first small step to realize my writing dream. I urge you to take yours today. Theres nothing sadder than a dream deferred until it fades forever.
COLLEGE CREDITS The Connecticut Board for State Academic Awards recommends that graduates be awarded six college credits. We have arranged for you to obtain these six college credits from Charter Oak State College, Newington, CT.
No matter where you live, you can then have these six credits submitted on a Charter Oak transcript to another college or university. (If you are a teacher, the transcript will be sent to your local school board, at your request.) Full information is available from the Institutes Registrar to help you take advantage of this opportunity.
TAX DEDUCTIBILITY Writers, teachers, and others whose business skills are enhanced by the writing techniques developed in our course may qualify for a tax deduction. Consult your tax advisor to determine if you qualify.