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CCCC – The Business of Writing for Children


Writing for children might represent a fantastic journey for you, but never forget that publishing is a business. The more you can learn about the industry, the better you can navigate your way to life as a published author. Knowledge is empowering.

During this seven-week course at CCCC, students will develop and begin writing a manuscript for a children’s book during our classwork workshop periods. Additionally, we discuss the business of writing for children, including how to identify publishers, how to write a query and synopsis, and how to market your work.

Here’s what they’re saying:

Wanted to let you know that it was a pleasure to take your class. You made learning fun. My fellow classmates were creative, supportive, and wonderful. I feel privileged to have met them.

Thanks again for your energetic presentations.

I have to tell you I am enjoying your class much more than I expected. I love the way you openly teach and also the small intimate class!

– The Business of Writing for Children
Central Carolina Community College

The Business of Writing for Children is offered as part of CCCC’s Creative Writing Program.
It will return during the Fall 2018 semester.


Dolly R. Sickles has worked for over fifteen years as a creative writer, graphic artist, photographer, PR and marketing guru, grantwriter, social advocate, and agent of change (or some combination therein) in the hi-tech, pharmaceutical advertising, performing arts, broadcast and internet media, and social services industries. Her work has appeared in Our State Magazine, The Apex Herald, The Cary News, The Raleigh Digest, and a handful of industry publications. She is an adjunct instructor at both Wake Technical Community College and Central Carolina Community College, in their creative writing programs.

She writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense under the pseudonym Becky Moore, and children’s literature under the pseudonym Dolly Dozier. She has worked as a freelance book reviewer at Bookspan’s DoubleDay Book Club, MacMillan Publishing’s Heroes & Heartbreakers, and is now a Contributor for USA Today’s Happy Ever After.