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Writing Children's Books

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  • This course was a huge help and an eye-opener. The course is very simple to navigate through, the information provided is very simple and to the point which is great as nothing was confusing at all. Great course to take and keep with you! Emma W.

Course Overview

This writing course will introduce you to storytelling techniques that will capture attention and inspire the imagination of children.

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14 Modules

87 Lessons

Knowledge Checks

Digital Workbook

Certificate

Tutor Support

Course Value $530

Course Description

Welcome to the wonderful world of writing for a younger audience! In this course, you will learn how to create fantastic characters, engaging dialogues that identify with your targeted age group, and find inspiration for your stories. We'll also explore the importance of a highly effective visual design when writing for children, and how to create a design that will get your book published. If you're ready to turn your writing into an engaging and marketable story for children, this course is a must!

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Module 1 • 3 Lessons Title: Introduction to Writing for Children • Writing for Children • Practical Exercise 1 • Practical Exercise 2 Module 2 • 5 Lessons Title: Do's and Dont's of Writing for Children • Do's and don'ts • Picture books • Writing for different ages • Writing for reluctant readers • Practical Exercise 3 Module 3 • 4 Lessons Title: Starting Your Story • Ideas • Plot • Characters • Practical Exercises 4 Module 4 • 6 Lessons Title: Outlining Your Story • Using all your senses • Types of plot • Outlining the story • Characters • Getting to know your character better • Practical Exercise 5 Module 5 • 4 Lessons Title: Setting and Dialogue • Where and When? • Dialogue • Starting your story • Practical Exercise 6 Module 6 • 4 Lessons Title: Style and Voice • Scenes • Dialogue • Style and Voice • Middle of the book Module 7 • 5 Lessons Title: Endings and Rhyming • Writing for the Younger Set • Happy Ever After? - Endings • Ways of ending • Cherry Stones and Counting Rhymes • Practical Exercise 7 Module 8 • 4 Lessons Title: Point of View and Revision • Point Of View • Grammar - Part 1 • Revision • Practical Exercise 8 Module 9 • 11 Lessons Title: Genres I • Grammar - Part 2 • Fairy tales • Fantasy Worlds • Science fiction • Historical Novels • Animal stories • Real Life Stories • Adventure stories • Horror and Ghost stories • Young Adult and Cross Over books • Practical Exercise 9 Module 10 • 14 Lessons Title: Genres II • Picture Books in Detail • Picture books part 1 • Digital Publishing • Dual Audience • Picture books part 2 • Picture books part 3 • ABC Book • Read Aloud • Rhyming Picture Books • Poetry Collection Picture Books • Picture Book Mystery • Humorous Books • Picture Book Biography • Practical Exercises 10 Module 11 • 5 Lessons Title: Blogging • Why Blog? • Your Blog • Blogging • Opinions Blog Prompts • Practical Exercise 11 Module 12 • 9 Lessons Title: Publication and Promotion I • Introduction • Submissions to a Publisher or Agent - Publishing • Rejection • Accepted • What to expect • Self-promotion • School and Other Author Events • Matters – Contracts and Royalties • Practical Exercise 12 Module 13 • 7 Lessons Title: Publication and Promotion II • Advice from the field • Notes on Publishing Guidelines • Getting published Q&A • Proofs • Marketing your book • What authors need to know about marketing • Practical Exercise 13 Module 14 • 4 Lessons Title: Marketing and Self-Publishing • Marketing in Publishing • Marketing • Self -Publishing • Practical Exercise 14

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