The Author Programme for Children's Books Writing 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. But 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. You will have access to all 14 modules from any device, day or night, anywhere in the world. Not only that, you will have lifetime access! That's right! You set the pace. You can master your own learning schedule. This is the best children's writing course that you can fit in around your other commitments. And don't forget... this isn't just another writing course with no credentials. This writing course is CPD accredited for your peace of mind that the content you're learning is in line with industry and education standards. So what are you waiting for?

Writing Fiction

Unlock your potential and learn to write a compelling children's book that speaks their language


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 The Author Programme for Children's Books 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.

That’s just £99 for lifetime access to The Author Programme for Children’s Books. All you need to do to register, is click here, use our secure paypal gateway and get ready to receive your login details in just 24 hours! 

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