As with many creative outlets in life, when a hobby becomes more than just something to pass the time at weekends and transforms into a lifelong passion or career goal, it’s only natural to want to further that talent and develop a skill set which can be honed on a regular basis. The Children’s Story Writing Diploma course enables you to do just that.
Whether you’re captivated by writing fiction for kids, you’re a budding writer looking to secure a career as a children’s author, or you simply wish to try out a style of creative writing that’s different from your ordinary choices, this course is tailor-made with these types of individuals in mind.
Children’s literature is such a popular reading avenue these days, and when you browse the shelves of your favourite book stores, there are rows upon rows of kids titles just waiting to be snapped up. So if your goal is to capture the attention span and enlighten the imaginations of children all across the world with your words, this is without a doubt the best course for you.
For beginner students with little writing experience, intermediate writers who practice writing in their spare time on a regular basis, or even if you consider your skills to be on par with some of the more advanced children’s authors out there, the Children’s Story Writing Diploma course is sure to help you unlock your full potential as a true literature writer aimed at the children’s demographic.
Key Learning Points:
Specifically aimed at those who have a genuine passion for writing children’s fiction, this well-versed Diploma course is broken down into modules to help you as the student get to grips with your own learning style and structure. Throughout the course you will cover:
- Delve deep into your mindset and uncover what it is about writing children’s books that really appeals to you, along with learning the difference between writing for a general audience and a specialist audience.
- Learn what it takes to write a successful children’s book, personal skills you will need to have, and the skills that can be developed further throughout the duration of this course.
- Time management is key when you’re crafting unique and creatively written content – here you will grasp the true importance of using your time wisely and efficiently.
- Discover titles that other published children’s authors have written, what makes each one so appealing and how you can use these published examples to inspire your own writing.
- Get to grips with books which are aimed at teenagers and young adults and learn to differentiate between writing for various age groups.
- Learn everything there is to know about inventing strong characters, plot points and how to go about researching ideas for unique character development.
Advantages of This Course:
- We pride ourselves on providing simple learning structures, so you can complete this course at a time that suits your way of life.
- Add an array of creative skills to your CV and impress future publishing companies with your knowledge bank.
- Watch as all of those hours of studying and hard work transform into a Diploma certification – another qualification you can add to your belt.
- Master the art of writing for a children’s audience and expand the imaginations of your chosen demographic.
- You will obtain a full working knowledge of how to perfect your finished novel manuscript, along with business aspects such as how to go about finding a publishing house or a literary agent.
This exciting course is ideal for writers, bloggers and budding authors looking to excel within the competitive industry that is children’s literature. Why not sign up today and learn lots of new.
This course is CPD certified.
- What is it about writing children’s books that appeals to you?
- Clearing up the myth that writing for kids is easier than writing for adults
- Some other common misconceptions about writing books for children
- What does writing a children’s book actually entail?
- Physical items you will need to start writing a book
- Managing your time efficiently
- Personal skills you need to succeed as a children’s writer
- Skills you can develop in order to write children’s literature
- How to use other children’s books in order to write your own
- A look at some famous picture books aimed at younger readers
- Excellent examples of first chapter books
- Books aimed at teenagers and young adults
- The importance of writing for a particular age group
- How to choose an age group
- The most common age groupings used by publishers
- The various point of view you can use to narrate your book
- The importance of the first page and first line
- Examples of some great first lines in existing children’s books
- What you can do to make your first page stand out
- What not to do in a first page
- Why creating good characters is important
- How to get ideas for characters
- How characters will differ depending on your target age range
- The qualities a character needs to be real and engaging
- A definition of plot and why it is important
- How to come up with plot ideas
- The traditional plot structure
- How to develop your plot ideas
- The definition of backstory
- Why backstory is important in children’s literature
- What happens when backstory is employed incorrectly
- When to use backstory and when to avoid it
- Why dialogue is important
- The uses of dialogue
- How to make your dialogue realistic
- How to make your dialogue engaging
- The problems that a writer will face
- How to improve self-esteem and banish your critical inner voice
- How to achieve your writing goals
- How to overcome writer’s block
- Why writing exercises are useful
- Some writing exercises for different aspects of writing
- Some writing exercise to prompt your writing if you need ideas
- How blogging might help you as an emerging writer
- The power of illustration
- The differing nature of illustration for different formats and age ranges
- How to submit a picture book for publication to a conventional publishing house
- How to choose and work with an illustrator
- The importance of perfecting your manuscript before you submit it
- How conventional publishing and self-publishing compare
- The process of getting your book published with a publishing house
- Whether you need a literary agent