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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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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.
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