Do you have a passion for children's writing?
Do you have a creative imagination that appeals to children? Want to learn how you can turn your dream of becoming a writer into a profitable career by becoming a children’s author?
What a joy it is to write for children: a special skill in its own right. Children’s stories must appeal to young lively imaginations, while being easy to follow, but never condescending. The biggest difference between writing for children and writing for adults is that children are often the more critical audience. They are also avid readers, so there is a market in stories for children of all ages.
Different age groups call for different writing styles and construction, which you study as part of your course. You explore the delicate business of distilling ideas and experience into exciting stories for children. You also learn vocabulary and story construction for each age group, study the importance and skills of natural dialogue, learn how to hold children’s interest and how to make them identify with your storytelling.
Lifestyle Learning Direct’s Writing for Children course will improve your writing skills and teach you the fundamentals of writing for the younger audience. Throughout the five modules and eight assignments, you learn how to write for each specific target age group, and also how to ensure the book captures their imaginations and hearts. From finding ideas, creating credible characters and developing plots, to selecting a genre, presentation and getting published, we teach you all the skills you need to successfully achieve your writing ambition.
THE COURSE SYNOPSIS:
MODULE 1: WRITING FOR UNDER-5 AND 5-6 YEAR-OLD AGE GROUPS
This first module begins with an overview of the field of children’s literature. It defines the various age groups along with assisting you to identify which kind of children’s writing you are most interested in pursuing. Here you will learn the basic techniques of writing children’s stories, paying particular attention to the Under-5 and 5-6-year-old markets.
MODULE 2: WRITING FOR THE 6-9 AGE GROUP
The ability to perceive your surroundings from the younger reader’s point of view is an essential requirement for the juvenile writer. This module will open your eyes and ears to enable you to get in touch with your target audience. You will learn to develop strong themes and credible characters, with a high focus on the 6-9-year-old market.
MODULE 3: WRITING FOR PRE-TEENAGERS
During this module you will learn the fundamentals of writing for nine–through to twelve-year olds. While this age group feels they are capable of handling anything, they are reassured by the idea of good winning over evil in the end. This module takes a detailed look at the mystery genre, guiding you step-by-step through character and chapter planning.
Module 4: WRITING FOR THE TEENAGE MARKET
Module four explores the world of teens and highlights the difference of this market compared to the other age groups. You will learn varied types of writing for this market – from science fiction, teenage romance, historical romance to horror. As well as develop an understanding of word length, number of characters and how to portray characters’ thoughts, emotions and feelings.
Module 5: GETTING PUBLISHED
Sooner or later most writers come to recognise that publication is the paramount goal of writing. We advise how you can turn your first draft into a polished and professional piece of material. Prepare your manuscript for submission to a publisher and develop the skills to edit and proofread your final draft. Lastly you will learn how to market your work and approach publishers. We also give you an idea of what to expect in the wonderful event of your book being accepted for publication.
Lifestyle Learning Direct is now offering this course in a CD version, as well as online. Everything you need to complete the course is included in the CD – student manual, instructions, lessons and assignments. The benefit of this method is not having to connect to the Internet each time you access the course. Plus, you can take it everywhere you go, as long as you have access to a computer with a CD-drive. All assignments can either be posted in a hard copy format or emailed.
If you would prefer this delivery method of the course, please contact our Student Services department at email@example.com or phone +61 7 5630 6132.
Even though you are studying at a time and place convenient for you, you still benefit from expert guidance and tuition. Your tutor for this course is a published writer who will provide valuable feedback on each assignment you submit.
WRITTEN BY EXPERTS
All courses offered on the Lifestyle Learning Direct website have been written by industry experts and are regularly updated to ensure the information is accurate and relevant.
Don’t worry if you have never studied before; all lessons are set out in easy-to-understand language taking you step by step through the course. If you need additional assistance, simply contact Student Services and help will never be far away.
STUDYING ONLINE IS SIMPLE
With online training you have the advantage of being able to study anywhere you have access to a computer and the Internet. All your lessons are available on the website for you to view as you need them, or you can save them to your computer and print them so you can take them with you wherever you go.
Once you are comfortable that you understand everything contained in the lesson, simply complete your assignment and upload it to the website for your tutor to mark. Once your tutor has marked your assignment you will receive an email notifying you it is ready for collection from the website.
This course is also available by correspondence - click here for more details.
Part Payments Available
Initial deposit : $308 inc GST
2nd payment : $308 inc GST
Total Cost : $616 inc GST