This Introductory Writing for Children short course is for students who would like to write books for children aged 3-16.
The first part will focus on learning writing techniques in the context of children’s books, covering a range of areas including characterisation, settings, dialogue and plotting. We will examine how to tackle books for different age ranges, from picture books to Young Adult.
The second part will look at refining your writing and understanding what publishers and agents are looking for.
Each week students will tackle writing exercises and there will be some element of sharing work. We will also look at texts from a variety of published children’s authors.
By the end of the Children's Writing evening course, students should have a strong grasp of what it takes to succeed in the tough but rewarding world of writing for children.
Writing for Children is ideal preparation for our Writing for Children Intermediate course.
Who is it for?
Whether you want to publish your work or write stories just for your own children, City's Writing for Children short course delivers a comprehensive introduction to the subject, covering several areas and ages.
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This course takes place every Monday evening for ten weeks.
Everything you need to know about writing for children, delivered by an award-winning children’s author.
Taught from our central London location, the course offers flexibility and expert tuition.