Hi I'm Matt B Lewis
Once upon a time I was where you are now. Only a few short years ago I was pounding the 9 - 5 in a public service job. After 18 years of soul destroying, monotonous keyboard input, I decided to take the plunge and follow my passion for creating fun stories for kids.
Inspired by a story I created for my daughter, I struggled to find the necessary information to turn my story into a well crafted picture book. It took a couple of years of trial and error but I finally accomplished it. That was followed by my second book (for my second child, go figure) and subsequently a contract to illustrate 5 stories and write and illustrate another.
To date I have written and/or illustrated more than 20 childrens books, with many more in the pipeline.
So if you have ever dreamt of creating a beautifully crafted, engaging picture book that kids will love, you are in the right place.
That is why I created these courses, I wanted to help emerging writers and illustrators craft a picture book story in the shortest possible time. To this end I have removed all the technical, jargon or padding information and have only included what I think is the essential information to take you from nothing to a finished manuscript in the shortest possible time.
This course follows how I create engaging stories and illustrations, and includes videos of real life projects I work through.
So what will you learn?