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Our goal is to educate through webinars and courses while keeping the cost of our services and products as low as possible. We also intend to share free webinars as much as possible. It’s as simple as that. So, have a look around and keep a close eye on this page and our Facebook page for updates and new webinars and courses.
 
For more information on Blue Whale Press and our books click here .
 
For more information on the Art of Arc course: Deepening your understanding of picture book writing and the classic arc, click here .



Testimonials

  
How to Write Powerful First Pages Like a Pro (click here for information about webinar)

Awesome webinar, Alayne!

It's so difficult to know the right elements to include when writing a picture book. And then, after you finish your first draft, how to structure your ideas so that they will excite a child and make it want to turn the page. That was a huge problem for me.

But, the way you presented the webinar, giving workable solutions made it easy for me to follow. The examples you provided showed me how I could make my stories shine.

I took lots of notes during the webinar and will use those to revise all of my  picture books before submitting.

I appreciate all the hard work you put into making this wonderful video.. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with other writers like me!

I've since reworked two picture books and I have several others that are going to benefit greatly from you webinar instructions. I'm so excited about what I learned. I can't wait to put all your advice to work!!!

the webinar was an amazing eye-opening video for me!

Caroline F.

Top Ten Reasons for Rejection (click here for information about webinar)

The kid lit community is lucky to have so many wonderful professionals share their knowledge. We have a lot of great webinars, courses, etc. from which to choose. But if you are looking for a super reasonable webinar from a super wonderful and knowledgeable person, Alayne Kay Christian's webinar Top Ten Reasons for Rejection is fabulous! I listen to mine over and over again. I can’t believe it’s only $15!

Ellen L.

All Webinars Available (first four) (click here for information about webinar)

Well worth the price. Informative and easy to understand.

Joan S.



Webinars Available
Watch this page for new additions to our webinar list.


  

HOW TO WRITE POWERFUL FIRST PAGES LIKE A PRO

Cost: $10.50

How to Pay: Please enter code PFP10 in the notes section of PayPal. To pay click here. When you see $0.00 enter the amount you want to pay.
Once you pay, you will receive an email with the link to the webinar. IF YOU WOULD LIKE THE LINK SENT TO A DIFFERENT EMAIL ADDRESS THAN THE ONE ASSOCIATED WITH PAYPAL, PLEASE SPECIFY IN THE PAYPAL NOTES SECTION.

If you do not have PayPal, please contact me here, and I will send you a way to pay via credit card.
 
Description: In this picture book writing webinar, Alayne uses six mentor texts that are written around a classic arc, and she walks you through all the tricks of the trade that each published picture book has to offer. She shows you how it is done so you can strengthen your current stories and write powerful and engaging beginnings like a pro for your future stories. Presented by Alayne Kay Christian— editor Blue Whale Press, award winning author, professional critique writer, past 12x12 critique ninja, SCBWI presenter, and teacher of picture book writing course Art of Arc.



TOP TEN REASONS FOR REJECTION

Cost: $15.00


How to Pay:
Please enter code TTRR15 in the notes section of Pay Pal. To pay click hereWhen you see $0.00 enter the amount you want to pay.
Once you pay, you will receive an email with the link to the webinar. IF YOU WOULD LIKE THE LINK SENT TO A DIFFERENT EMAIL ADDRESS THAN THE ONE ASSOCIATED WITH PAYPAL, PLEASE SPECIFY IN THE PAYPAL NOTES SECTION.


If you do not have PayPal, please contact me here, and I will send you a way to pay via credit card.
 
Description: Top Ten Reasons for Rejection is a 52-minute mini course. If you want tips on some corrective action that you might take to improve your chances of submission success, and/or if you would like to deepen your understanding of plot and arc, this webinar is for you. Added bonus, learn what draws Blue Whale Press editors to a story.
 
You’ve probably received them all: helpful and informative responses, critical responses, form letters, and the worst—crickets. Whether you are new to submitting or have been at it for a long time, rejections can leave you feeling perplexed, frustrated, and unsure of what corrective action you should take. This video will walk you through the various reasons behind rejections from an editor’s perspective and give you some tips on how you can improve your chances of success.
 
Presented by Alayne Kay Christian— editor Blue Whale Press, award winning author, professional critique writer, past 12x12 critique ninja, SCBWI presenter, and teacher of picture book writing course Art of Arc.




PERFECTING YOUR CRITIQUE

Cost: $5.00

How to Pay: Please enter code PYC5 in the notes section of PayPal. To pay click here When you see $0.00 enter the amount you want to pay.
Once you pay, you will receive an email with the link to the webinar. IF YOU WOULD LIKE THE LINK SENT TO A DIFFERENT EMAIL ADDRESS THAN THE ONE ASSOCIATED WITH PAYPAL, PLEASE SPECIFY IN THE PAYPAL NOTES SECTION.

If you do not have PayPal, please contact me here , and I will send you a way to pay via credit card.
 
Description: In this 37-minute long webinar, you will get tips for being in a critique group or writing professional manuscript critiques. I will help improve your critique writing skills and strengthen your ability to analyze and polish your own manuscripts. Presented by Alayne Kay Christian— editor Blue Whale Press, award winning author, professional critique writer, past 12x12 critique ninja, SCBWI presenter, and teacher of picture book writing course Art of Arc.
 
 

HOW A PICTURE BOOK IS MADE

Cost: Free! All you have to do is follow or like our Facebook page and comment that you would like to view HOW A PICTURE BOOK IS MADE, and I will provide the link to the webinar.
 
This 12-minute presentation walks viewers through the construction of a picture book from printing to cover, to pages inside. Presented by Alayne Kay Christian— editor Blue Whale Press, award winning author, professional critique writer, past 12x12 critique ninja, SCBWI presenter, and teacher of picture book writing course Art of Arc.


WEBINARS COMING SOON! (working titles)

Stitching Your Story Together with Cause and Effect--Description and cost pending. 

Episodic Stories: Playing Whack-a-Mole--Description and cost pending. 

Writing Your Best and Strongest Beginning--Description and cost pending. 

Readers' Attention Retention--Description and cost pending. 

Maintaining Motivation--Description and cost pending. 

Getting out of Writer's Prison--Description and cost pending.