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Writing for Children Courses

A single great children's book can inspire a lifelong reading habit. Our courses on writing for children offer an introduction to this exciting, essential section of the market, and will provide you with all the tools you need to get started on your own story.

Our courses on writing for children: an overview

Run by experienced children’s authors, our children’s fiction courses are suitable for writers working on middle-grade fiction (for readers aged 8-12) and writers of YA fiction.

As well as the expertise of your tutor and the encouragement of a group of fellow children’s writers, many of our courses also offer the unique insight of guest speakers from the industry

Many of our online children's fiction writing courses are flexible, designed to fit in around your other commitments. Some feature regular live elements with guest speakers and your tutor, while others are entirely self-paced for maximum convenience.

Who are these courses for?

Aspiring children's authors

Got a brilliant idea for a children's novel but don't know where to begin? Learn the fundamentals of this innovative genre and start getting your story on the page.

Stuck writers

Perhaps you've already started – or even finished! – your novel but you're having trouble getting to the next stage, whether that's writing Chapter 5 or finding an agent. Hone your skills and meet a group of likeminded writers to cheer you on.

Writers switching genre

Writing for children is a fabulously creative, incredibly rewarding space in which to work – but it comes with its own rules and requirements. Adapt the tools you already have and workshop your ideas under the guidance of an expert tutor and a supportive group of peers.

Writing for Children courses (2)

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Fiction Development, Writing for Children

Writing YA

Young Adult fiction is one of the boldest forms of recent times – learn how to write for the most passionate and discerning audience out there.

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Improving

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Online

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8 weeks

Tutors

Lee Weatherly

Start Date

Monday 27 Feb 2023

£495
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing, Writing for Children

Writing for Children

Don't you just take out all the long words? No. It's harder than that, but this inspiring children's writing course will help.

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Improving

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London

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12 weeks

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Anthony McGowan

Start Date

Thursday 30 Mar 2023

£995
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Writing for Children Tutors

The tutors on our children's writing courses are multi-published noveliests, experienced teachers and passionate kid-lit experts – they know everything there is to know about this thriving section of the market.

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Lee Weatherly

Lee Weatherly has written more than fifty books for children and young adults, including the bestselling Angel series, and is...

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Anthony McGowan

Anthony McGowan

Anthony McGowan has written highly acclaimed and award winning fiction and non-fiction for adults, teenagers and younger children...

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Manuscript Assessment

Get comprehensive editorial feedback on your manuscript from our experienced readers – whether it’s still a work-in-progress or you’re preparing to submit to literary agents.

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Mentoring

We offer a range of mentoring options if you’d prefer to work one-on-one with an established writer to help you shape your project and realise your writing ambitions.

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