Those of you in the 12 x 12 “know” realize that this post is late because: 1) my scheduled July author had to cancel right before I went on a week-long Internet-less vacation, and 2) my hard drive crashed immediately upon my return from said Internet-less vacation. Luckily, files have been restored and I am back in action!
Normally I try not to repeat featured authors. After all, there is so much talent out there in the kidlit space, I want to provide a stage for as many as possible. But I was in a serious bind this month and as many of you know, Katie Davis is a close friend of mine, and she graciously offered to pinch hit for me.
We brainstormed many possible topics for the post, as Katie is an expert in so many areas. At last I realized what I really wanted was a post about how experimenting with video and making videos can benefit your picture book writing. As a graduate of Katie’s Video Idiot Boot Camp course, I have been so amazed and liberated by my newfound ability to think visually in a way I never was before. It has definitely helped me with my PB writing. Previously, whenever I would dummy a PB, it was always by breaking down the words. But learning to storyboard for videos changed all of that. I feel I’ll never write a PB the same way again.
When I started seeing other VIBC students making similar comments in the class Facebook Group, I knew we had a whopper of a post topic. And of course, Katie made it a video post. And as an added bonus, the video features three special guests, two of whom are beloved 12 x 12 members! So go ahead! Watch the video and find out why Katie is skiing in the summertime!! The read on to find out what you could win this month.
In addition to the fabulous prizes Katie is offering (see below – there will be THREE winners this month), she is also offering a special opportunity for any 12 x 12 members who want to take Video Idiot Boot Camp. The early-bird pricing expired three days ago, BUT 12 x 12 members will be able to get the early-bird rate through the month of July. That means if you decide you want to take the course, you’ll get a $50 discount.
Before I get to the details on that, let me tell you what Katie is offering this month’s winners. One lucky winner will get a FREE 30-minute consultation with Katie on ANY topic related to PB-writing or the business of writing. It could be about videos, social media, marketing, a critique – the choice will be YOURS, lucky winner. PLUS, two additional winners will receive a $10 coupon for any item in Katie’s store.
If you decide you want to take VIBC, follow this link or any of the links to VIBC in this post. Add VIBC to your cart, and when you get to checkout, enter the special code exclusive to 12 x 12 members.* Update the cart and then check out. Voila’! You’ll get the discount.
THANK YOU to Katie for creating such a unique lesson on PB writing on such short notice and for the generous giveaways. Write on everyone!
*The discount code will be available in the 12 x 12 Facebook Group documents and the 12 x 12 Membership Forum.Categories: 12 x 12, 12 x 12 Featured Author, Authors, Creativity, Friendship, Giveaway, Goals, Picture Books, Skiing, Video Idiot Boot Camp, Works in Progress, Writing · Tags: 12 x 12, 12 x 12 Featured Author, Author, Creativity, Friendship, Giveaway, Goals, Julie Hedlund, Katie Davis, Picture Books, Video Idiot Boot Camp, Works in Progress, Writing