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Writing For Children

Writing For Children

Our Writing for Children's Books Courses encourages you to explore and analyse some of the most successful children’s books, as you start to create your own original children's story.

You'll look closely at picture books for children under five, learn character development and plot writing principles to help form convincing chapter books and novels for older children. Like all of our writing courses, the class atmosphere is one of idea sharing and confidence boosting, as you craft your own style and work through a series of practical writing exercises to get your creative juices flowing.

By the end of the lesson you will have progressed to building a clear outline that you can nurture into your own unique story.

WRITING FOR CHILDREN COURSE CONTENT

 

  • Writing exercises to build confidence through discussion and group work.
  • Exploring popular narratives from well-loved books such as The Gruffalo, Dear Zoo, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Jolly Postman, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.
  • Identifying the best ways to blend words and pictures.
  • Developing your own story and creating characters, applying time tested principles.
  • Understanding your age range.
  • Sharing ideas and preparation to write a complete children's book.

THINGS TO NOTE:

 

To prepare for our children's book writing course, it will be very helpful to bring along one or more children’s books that you admire, or even one you were disappointed by. As long as it’s a book that created a reaction, it’ll be a useful discussion point for your group.

It doesn’t matter if you haven’t done any creative writing before, but students should have a good level of written English as the course won’t focus on grammar or vocabulary.

The writing skills you’ll learn are useful for aspiring writers of children’s books. Our one-day course is also generally helpful in improving analytical and communication skills, and increasing your confidence.

OUR APPROACH

 

Like all of our writing courses, you’ll receive friendly, constructive feedback from your teacher throughout the course. The opportunity to discuss and share your ideas with a group of fellow writers can be an incredibly useful part of the creative process, helping you develop the style and scope of your writing.

Please note: fluency in English is essential for this course. If you have any special requirements please inform our Customer Services Team prior to your course start date so we can ensure we cater for these needs. You can call us on 0207 042 8833 or email  info@city-academy.com.

Hear what our students have to say


Excellent tutoring, flexible and adapted to individual students’ needs and wishes.

Charlotte

Extremely considerate and sincere tutor. I learned so much across the course.

Louise

The venue was actually beautiful and comfortable. The tutor was excellent - so knowledgeable and very encouraging. Great course overall.

Jennifer


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18 Jan - 23 Feb Mon 18:30-21:00 6 weeks Andrew Weale Free Word Centre £325.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online, or quote the code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
18 Jan - 23 Feb Mon 18:30-21:00 6 weeks Andrew Weale Free Word Centre £325.00
Book Now
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online, or quote the code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

Writing For Children Venues


Writing For Children tutors


All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

CREATIVE WRITING SUMMER SCHOOL

Kick-start your writing, whether you have an existing idea that you would like to develop or you’re still looking for inspiration on our Creative Writing Summer School

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