CHILDRENS WRITING BWR104

Children’s Writing Course Online

  • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
  • Specifically designed course to learn how to write for children.
  • All tutors are highly experienced.
  • Learn to write for the joy of children!

This course will answer your questions about what do children want to read, How do I write for an audience of children and young adults, how do I plan a story for children, and more…

Course Aims

Describe children’s cognitive development and target writing to be appropriate to various developmental stages.
Explain the nature and scope of writing for children.
Describe the process of planning a written manuscript of children’s writing.
Describe the planning and processes involved in writing articles for children’s magazines.
Develop a short story for children to read.
Discuss the specific requirements associated with writing children’s non-fiction
Describe the various categories of children’s fiction and the writing processes involved.
Explain the scope and nature of literature aimed at young children.
Explain the scope and significance of editing skills and processes for children’s writing.
Plan, evaluate, edit and present a piece of writing for children.

Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction
    • Understanding Children
    • Children’s thoughts
    • Children’s needs
    • Child development.
  2. Overview of Children’s Writing
    • Categories (fiction & non fiction)
    • Understanding the market place
    • Analyse and understand what is needed for the different categories, etc.
  3. Conceptualisation: Conceiving a concept
    • Where & how to find inspiration/influence.
    • Developing a concept
    • How to plan.
  4. Children’s Writing for Periodicals
    • Children’s pages in magazines
    • Newspapers, etc.
  5. Short Stories
  6. Non-Fiction
    • Texts (writing to satisfy curriculum).
    • Other (eg. nature, history, biography, hobbies).
  7. Fiction
    • Settings
    • Characterisation
    • Fantasy
    • Science fiction
    • Adventure.
  8. Picture Books and Story Books
    • Differences between types of picture books
    • Age groups and picture books
  9. Editing your work
    • Grammar
    • Spelling & punctuation
    • Improving clarity
    • Cleaning out clutter
    • Expansions.
  10. Project
    • Write a short story, picture book or kids page for a (hypothetical) periodical.

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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Children’s Writing Course Online

  • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
  • Specifically designed course to learn how to write for children.
  • All tutors are highly experienced.
  • Learn to write for the joy of children!

This course will answer your questions about what do children want to read, How do I write for an audience of children and young adults, how do I plan a story for children, and more…

Course Aims

Describe children’s cognitive development and target writing to be appropriate to various developmental stages.
Explain the nature and scope of writing for children.
Describe the process of planning a written manuscript of children’s writing.
Describe the planning and processes involved in writing articles for children’s magazines.
Develop a short story for children to read.
Discuss the specific requirements associated with writing children’s non-fiction
Describe the various categories of children’s fiction and the writing processes involved.
Explain the scope and nature of literature aimed at young children.
Explain the scope and significance of editing skills and processes for children’s writing.
Plan, evaluate, edit and present a piece of writing for children.

Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction
    • Understanding Children
    • Children’s thoughts
    • Children’s needs
    • Child development.
  2. Overview of Children’s Writing
    • Categories (fiction & non fiction)
    • Understanding the market place
    • Analyse and understand what is needed for the different categories, etc.
  3. Conceptualisation: Conceiving a concept
    • Where & how to find inspiration/influence.
    • Developing a concept
    • How to plan.
  4. Children’s Writing for Periodicals
    • Children’s pages in magazines
    • Newspapers, etc.
  5. Short Stories
  6. Non-Fiction
    • Texts (writing to satisfy curriculum).
    • Other (eg. nature, history, biography, hobbies).
  7. Fiction
    • Settings
    • Characterisation
    • Fantasy
    • Science fiction
    • Adventure.
  8. Picture Books and Story Books
    • Differences between types of picture books
    • Age groups and picture books
  9. Editing your work
    • Grammar
    • Spelling & punctuation
    • Improving clarity
    • Cleaning out clutter
    • Expansions.
  10. Project
    • Write a short story, picture book or kids page for a (hypothetical) periodical.

Send me free info pack

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

Clear
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