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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- Thursdays, 19.00–21.00
£300 / month for 2 months and a £395.00 deposit
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Always wanted to write a children's novel? Start here
Come to Faber's offices and spend twelve weeks with fourteen other children's writers, plus Anthony McGowan, award-winning author of The Knife That Killed Me, The Donut Diaries, the Carnegie-shortlisted Rook and the Carnegie-winning Lark.
Covering fiction for children aged six to young adult, Tony will lead the lessons on this intensive, practical, skills-based writing course, and you'll benefit from everything he knows about this difficult craft – plots that keep kids gripped, dialogue that convinces them, humour that gets giggles.
Then there's feedback – weekly reading and help on your work. No essays about Rudyard Kipling: the focus is on your writing, every week, making sure you get it done, and that it's getting better all the time.
Is this the right course for me?
This three-month course is one of our 'Improving' courses, so you don't need to have taken any writing courses before. You might have had an idea for a children's book you've been thinking about for a while, or you may have been working on other types of writing before now. By the end of the twelve weeks, you should expect to have written a substantial chunk of your children's book, and be well on your way to becoming a fully-fledged writer.
The course will take place on Thursday evenings, from 7–9 p.m., at the Faber offices in the heart of literary Bloomsbury.
Thursday 30 March, 19.00–21.00
Introduction: Why write for childr...
6 April, 19.00–21.00
Finding a voice for younger childr...
13 April, 19.00–21.00
The Myth Kitty: Using folklore, my...
Anthony McGowan has written highly acclaimed and award winning fiction and non-fiction for adults, teenagers and younger children...More About This Tutor
74 - 77 Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DA
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Bloomsbury House is well connected by public transport, with Russell Square, Holborn and Tottenham Court Road stations all nearby, and stops for several bus routes a short walk away. We’re right next to the British Museum, on the corner of Montague Street.
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