Create Puzzles, Get Published
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About This Class
"I've created more than 40 puzzle books and had hundreds of puzzles published in children's magazines. I think Cassie did an excellent job of developing a class that can help puzzle creators think about the important aspects of developing a puzzle and getting it published. I liked that she used concrete examples of the various points she was making."
My name is Cassie Brenn and I've written how-to articles, puzzles, activities and comic book style stories for children's magazines such as Highlights for Children and Odyssey. Of all the things that I've published, word puzzles have always been my favorite. I love creaing them and doing them. When I was a kid one of my favorite things was to do the puzzles in magazines like Highlights for Children. I still love the puzzles in HFC but the best thing about them now is seeing my name in the by-line. You can create puzzles like these too. I will show you how.
In this class, you will learn how to analyze the Children's magazine market, come up with ideas for an original puzzle, and create a puzzle mock up to send to an editor. I will show you how to create a visual mock-up even if you are not an artist. For a few minutes of your time, you could create a puzzle and add a publishing credit to your resume.
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Ms. Brenn has created clear, concise lessons full of useful tips, examples & ideas. The class is both informative & fun. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in creating puzzles for kids.
My name is Cassie Brenn and I love exploring creativity. It's been an essential part of my professional life as a writer for Children's Magazines. I've written how-to articles, puzzles, activities and comic book style stories that all required imaginative thinking. But creativity is like a butterfly - Beautiful, Elusive and Hard to pin down.
- What is creativity?
- Where do new ideas come from?
- How does the creative process work?
These are the questions I've been pursuing. Won't you join me in the chase!