Stories that Stay the Test of Time

Writing for Children Course

There's nothing quite like the imaginary world of a child. A child's imagination is what children's writers want to capture the essence of. Is that everything you need to know to write for children? Absolutely not. Writing for children is considered a complex task with it's own set of rules and techniques specifically created for a younger audience. This course teaches writing techniques found in best-selling fiction, and writing practices used by best-selling children's authors. You will learn through an online student portal with guided practices and self-assessment testing at the end of every module. To accompany you on your writing journey you will have access to the Student Social platform where you can make connections, discuss course content and create writing groups of your own.

Writing Fiction

Unlock your potential and learn to write a compelling novel


Take it at your own pace with easy-to-follow modules and self-assessments that record your achievement every step of the way


Learn on-the-go from any device. Take this Novel Writing course with you anywhere, at anytime

Learn practical skills in writing for children such as understanding genres, finding your narrative voice, writing natural dialogue, how to write for younger readers, language tests, how to develop fictional characters, build tension and intrigue, writing with the senses, mapping out a plot from beginning to end, and so much more.

Emotional Depth

Every writer knows that compelling children's stories create emotional connections with readers. Children's writers make this emotional connection possible through well crafted characters and well considered plots for the right age group. This Writing for Children course will help develop your writing skills so you too can have readers connecting with your novel on an emotional level.

Module 1

Creating Characters Learn how to profile characters for children's stories. Create and develop.

Module 2

Plotting Story arcs, plotting and story structures for children.

Module 3

Narrative Discover your natural writing voice to write for children.

Module 4

Dialogue What works, what doesn't, and how children like to be spoken to.

Module 5

Setting & Place Location, atmosphere and environment, and how to bring them to life.

Module 6

Language How to test the reading age, children's fun words, uses of language.

Module 7

Fantasy What fantasy looks like, why kids love it and how to write it.

Module 8

Fairy Tales Traditional or contemporary? Archetypes and what kids expect.

Module 9

Horror Raising children's heart rates, building tension and plotting.

Module 10

Detective Fiction From Nancy Drew to Scooby Doo - what is should include and why these were so successful.

Module 11

Historical What historical fiction for children looks like, what it needs and how to deliver it.

Module 12

Realism Why reality is important in children's fiction. How to write it and what to avoid.

Module 13

Picture Books Technical specifications, language, rhyme and illustrations.

Module 14

Getting Published A guide to traditional and self-publishing routes.

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