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Module Three

Developing Your Books and Pitching Your Stories

Module Three is the final piece of the puzzle, where you will apply your knowledge on character design and development, visual language, colour, typography, sequential narratives and storyboarding to work on developing picture books, comics and graphic novels, and explore the world of illustrated fiction and non-fiction.

Through one-day Masterclasses and two-day Short Courses, you will have the opportunity to explore new ways of working, experiment and develop your creative practice in various forms of children’s publishing and gain vital publishing sector insight.

This module also includes Professional Development Events on building your portfolio and digital profile, as well as an opportunity to meet agents, editors and art directors.

This module includes the following Masterclasses, Short Courses and Professional Development Events:

  • Picture Books

  • Comics & Graphic Novels

  • Illustrated Fiction

  • Illustrated Non-Fiction (Coming Soon)

  • Picture Books Weekender (Coming Soon)

  • Comics Weekender (Coming Soon)

  • Building a Portfolio and Digital Profile (Coming Soon)

  • Pitching Your Book (Coming Soon)


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This was definitely the best, and most inspiring course that I have participated in over the years!

Having that author/illustrator and art director insight was the best thing.

A great opportunity for networking and exchange of ideas.

About Pathways Plus

Pathways Plus is a series of Masterclasses and Short Courses for all aspiring illustrators, delivered by award-winning illustrators and highly-experienced children’s book publishers. The courses provide an amazing opportunity to learn how to illustrate children’s books from the best in the industry as well as giving participants a real insight into the world of children’s publishing.

Pathways Plus courses can be taken as one-offs or as a package and have been developed by the same team who created Pathways Into Children’s Publishing, a unique, highly-acclaimed two-year professional training programme for aspiring and emerging illustrators.

All Pathways Plus courses involve:

  • professional advice
  • shared insights and experiences
  • practical tasks
  • creative guidance
  • resource-sharing
  • interaction with tutors and participants
  • critical feedback

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