Writing for Children

City University London
En Islington (Inglaterra)

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This Writing for Children short course, taught in the heart of London, is for students who would like to write books for children and/or young adults.The reading age covered is roughly 3-16.By studying a range of texts, including picture books, easy readers and longer novels, you will learn the key principles in writing successfully for this market.You will examine techniques used by a variety of different published authors and see how these can be applied to your own original stories. By the end of the Children's Writing evening course, students should have a strong grasp of what it takes to succeed in the tough but rewarding world of writing for children.Writing for Children is ideal preparation for our Children's Fiction Workshop course.Why Choose a City Short Course?City's Writing for Children short course delivers a comprehensive introduction to the subject, covering several areas and ages. You will also learn how to apply theoretical knowledge to practical writing tasks over the course of 10 weekly evening classes.Taught from our central London location, the course offers flexibility and expert tuition. Course Information Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply Tuesday 4 October 2016 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £265.00 CS1211 Apply Now Wednesday 18 January 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £265.00 CS1211 Apply Now Wednesday 3 May 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £265.00 CS1211 Apply Now Tutor Info Caroline Green is an award -winning author of fiction for young people. Her first novel, DARK RIDE won the RONA Young Adult Book of the Year and the Waverton Good Read Award. CRACKS and HOLD YOUR BREATH were shortlisted for eleven...

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Over the 10-week short course programme, you will learn:

*    Understand the market - who exactly are you writing for?
*    Identify what works about successful stories, across a range of texts;
*    Create strong settings, stand-out characters and convincing dialogue;
*    Build pace and structure into your work;
*    Learn how to use descriptions that will bring your writing to life;
*    Edit and revise your writing, including when to cut;
*    Understand what agents and publishers are looking for in a publishable manuscript - the practicalities as well as the indefinable 'it';
*    How to submit your work to publishing professionals.

Delivered over 10 weeks as evening sessions, the Writing for Children short course is the ideal way for you to develop your writing for children knowledge and practical skills.