Writing Fiction for Children Course

Learn how to create enchanting and engaging stories for children with this nine module online course. We’ll take you through the process of choosing the best ideas, creating wonderfully engaging fiction, finding markets for your work and sending the finished product off to publishers. Read on to see what else you’ll learn then enrol and start studying today.

Course Overview

Writing fiction for children is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Imagine the scene – a group of excited young faces wait eagerly to hear the next instalment of a book – your book! It’s your writing they’re enjoying, how does that make you feel? Great!

Well it should, as writing fiction for children is one of the trickier writing genres to master. And that’s why we’ve created this nine-module online course to help you get to grips with it quickly and easily. We’ll show you how to create magical stories, find publishers and target your writing to greatly improve your chances of success. We’ll help you find topics to write about and show you how to make every word count. You’ll learn how to create and develop characters who talk convincingly. You’ll also learn about the ever-popular picture book market and how you can create something spectacular. Finally, we’ll show you what you need to know about self-publishing and marketing yourself and your work.

As you can see, once you’ve completed the course, you’ll be more than ready to set off on your exciting journey into the world of children’s writing.

Your Course

The course has been specifically written for those wanting to learn how to achieve success writing stories for children. You don’t need any qualifications or prior training to enrol as we’ve written the course especially for novice writers – it’s easy to understand and takes you through the process of writing fiction for children from the very beginning to the finished piece.

Once you have enrolled, your nine course modules are available online, in the student area. The modules are ideal for viewing on tablets, as well as on your computer screen, so you can study when and where you please.

Summary of Course

The course will deal with all aspects of writing children’s fiction. You learn how to:

  • Research suitable markets.
  • Develop convincing characters.
  • Plot and write stories and picture books.
  • Write poetry for children.
  • Promote yourself and your writing online.

Your course materials will guide you through the process – from the initial idea right through to the finished piece – so that you have the best chance of producing something that publishers and, more importantly, children will thoroughly enjoy.

In short, by the end of this course, you’ll be more than capable of creating magical stories that’ll enchant and delight young readers everywhere.

Your Exams

There are five multiple-choice assignments for you to complete, as and when you are ready. You have to pass all the exams to achieve your certificate. But don’t worry – you can take them as many times as you like, and once you’ve passed we’ll show you the correct answer to any question you got wrong.

You have one year’s access to the exams, which is more than enough time to complete the course and earn your certificate. Plus, having a time-limit works wonders for your motivation! And, if you’ve not logged in for 30 days, we’ll send you a gentle reminder email to get you going again.

Your Tutor-Marked Assignment

As well as your multiple-choice exams you have the option to send in an assignment at the end of your studies. This will be marked by one of our specially trained tutors.

Your tutor for this course will be a professional children’s writer so you know that the feedback you’ll receive is authoritative and well informed. Your tutor will give you constructive comment on your work so you’ll know what your strengths are and where your weaknesses lie. They will also give you any advice they feel is necessary to help you develop your writing further.

The feedback you receive will be invaluable to your development as a writer and gives you the chance to have your work reviewed by someone who understands the intricacies of the publishing world.

Course Extras

As well as your course modules, you have access to a wide range of support materials. These are updated and expanded on a regular basis, meaning you have access to the latest information. We’ve also included a student notice board, so you can communicate with other students.

And finally, there’s the assistance you’ll receive from our experienced team of student advisors. If you have questions, experience problems with your course materials or just need a friendly ear, simply contact us by email or phone.

Enrolling is Easy

Now you know how you can benefit from this course, enrol today and start studying immediately!

All you have to do is click the enrol button below, fill in your details and complete the transaction with your debit or credit card. As soon as your payment has gone through you can log in to the student area and start your Writing Fiction for Children Course.

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Example Certificate

The Online Learning Circle Certificate of Completion will be available for you to download and print out once you’ve successfully passed the five multiple choice self-tests. You’ll need to achieve a mark of 70% or above to pass the exam. However, if you don’t manage it the first time, it’s no problem, just go back, study some more and retake the exam when you are ready. In fact, we are so keen for you to complete the course successfully, you can take the exams as many times as you need to reach the 70% pass mark. Once you’ve achieved the required pass mark, you’ll be given access to correct answers for all the questions so you can see where you went wrong.

Learn How to Publish Your Writing

We know that learning how to publish you work is all part of becoming a writer, even if it's not high on your list of priorities when you start out. So, no matter which of our writing courses you choose, we make sure you have all the information you need for when you're ready to take the publishing plunge.

You’ll learn how to:

  • do your market research
  • present your manuscript
  • approach editors and publishers like a professional
  • protect your copyright
  • decide if you want to self-publish or get paid

Whether you are writing articles, your novel, short stories, your memoirs or your family history you can be confident you'll have professional guidance at your fingertips to give you the best chance of seeing your work published.

By taking this course you’ll gain all the tools to make your project a success. And, it only takes a few minutes to get started.