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Sydney Writers’ Centre- Learn to write kid’s books- online!

Learn to write kids’ books – online!
Writing for children and young adults can be a rewarding and lucrative career – just ask JK Rowling or Stephenie Meyer. But don’t assume that writing for a younger audience is easier than writing for adults. Kids can be very discerning and want engaging and exciting books too.

If you want to learn how to turn your stories into books kids want to read, our Online Writing Books for Children and Young Adults Course can show you how. The best thing about this course is you can do it from the comfort of your own home!

The course will cover:

  • how to get started
  • finding the right voice
  • creating characters and stories young readers will enjoy
  • how to write believable dialogue
  • common assumptions about writing for children and about young readers
  • how to structure a story that works
  • the secrets to plotting for different age groups
  • what you need to know about getting into the children’s publishing market

Here’s what two of our recent participants had to say about the course:
‘The information presented was relevant and presented well with plenty of examples (which is key!). Also, receiving feedback on our work, and being able to see the works and feedback from others, was extremely valuable!

Doing the course online meant that I could listen to the modules when it suited me; I wouldn’t have been able to participate in the course otherwise. Also, having the ability to pause, rewind, and replay the audio was extremely helpful (there is so much to take in!) and I will absolutely be listening to them over and over again.’
– Sarah Evason

‘It was fantastic to have Judith comment directly on our work. This is the best way to learn. We don’t always believe that advice on the pitfalls of writing for children and young adults actually applies to ourselves, but in this course we were given virtual one-on-one feedback on our work. I benefited enormously from the course. I couldn’t have done this course without the sort of flexibility it offered in terms of time and mode of delivery. I really, really appreciated that.’
– Mary Binks

Online Writing Books for Children and Young Adults with Judith Ridge/Nicola Robinson
: Week beginning Monday 9 August for five weeks
Time: Whenever suits you
Cost: $395

Click here for more information or to enrol online.

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