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Create Puzzles, Get Published

Cassie Brenn, Creativity Chaser

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7 Videos (22m)
    • Class Introduction

    • Project introduction

    • Research

    • Themes and Rewards

    • Puzzle Mechanics

    • Put the Polish on your Puzzle

    • Conclusion


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."

Evelyn Christensen

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.

10 of 10 students recommendSee All

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.
The class was detailed and very informative introduction to creating puzzles for publication. The instructor was easy to follow and I would take her classes in the future.





Cassie Brenn

Creativity Chaser

Start a Creative Project Today!

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...

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