Delivered over 5 days in a short intensive burst, this children’s writing summer school will cover writing books for children aged 3-16 and will teach students how to apply theoretical knowledge to practical writing tasks, how the market for children’s books works and how to succeed as a children’s writer.
This highly practical week-long introduction to Writing for Children will explore writing techniques in the context of children’s books, including characterisation, settings, dialogue and plotting. It will also examine how to tackle books for different age ranges, from picture books to Young Adult.
Towards the second half of the week students will learn how to refine their writing and understand what publishers and agents are looking for.
In each session, 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 summer school, students should have a strong grasp of what it takes to succeed in the tough but rewarding world of writing for children.
Who is it for?
Whether you want to publish your work or write stories just for your own children, City's Writing for Children summer school will provide a comprehensive introduction to the subject Taught from our central London location, the course offers flexibility and expert tuition.
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