Writing for Children

Develop the skills needed to write successfully for this unique readership.

Learn how to write effectively for children and explore potential markets for your work. During this course you’ll learn how to write effective fiction and non-fiction for children, and you’ll also develop your own writing skills with the assistance of an experienced tutor. You’ll learn how to market your work successfully, identify suitable markets, build relationships with publishers and editors, and work effectively with your editorial team.

All of our tutors are also successful children’s writers.

The course material is delivered directly to your email address as pdf files, which you can save to your computer and print off. You can also purchase a printed copy of the notes.

Study topics include: children and young people as readers; understanding a young audience; writing for education; picture books; children’s fiction; information books; knowing the market; working with editors and publishers.

The assignments in this course are flexible and can be adapted to suit your personal goals as an author, as well as your current writing skills and level of experience. So they might include working on your core writing skills or you might spend more time concentrating on current projects, identifying potential markets and learning how to sell your writing successfully, with help and support from your personal tutor.

Work with an experienced children’s author to develop your writing skills and industry knowledge!The course includes 300 pages of information divided into 6 easy-to-follow modules, and full tutorial support. It involves approximately 50 hours of study time and the 6 tutor marked assignments will help you to put your new skills into practice, with expert guidance from your tutor. You can work through the course at your own pace and have up to 12 months to complete your studies.

Why Choose Us?

When you become a student you’re assigned an expert personal tutor who you can contact at any time by email and who will work with you throughout your course. A member of your support team is also available by instant chat between 9 am and 9 pm, 7 days a week, to answer any questions you might have at time to suit you.

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Winter Offer until 31st March, 50% discount - only £190  (normal price £380)