Creative Writing Course for Children

With Olive O’Brien. Starting 07/07/2020

Start Date: 7th July 2020

This online creative writing course for children is for 8-11 year old students. The student doesn’t have to be online at a set day or time, so the course will fit into the student’s schedule.

There are six modules over the course of six weeks. The student will receive weekly notes, tips and assignments to help them. The tutor will read each assignment and the student will receive written feedback on the assignments.

Module 1: The importance of observation and the five senses when writing: sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. The importance of reading.

Module 2: How to create and describe a character: physical description, background, memorable characteristics, etc.

Module 3: How to use a setting for a story. The importance of time and place.

Module 4: Plot and endings. How to structure a story, with a firm beginning, middle and end.

Module 5: How to write effective dialogue and how to use the correct dialogue layout and punctuation.

Module 6: How to revise and edit a story.

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About The Tutor

Olive O'Brien is an author and publisher. Olive has published three children's books, Perry the Playful Polar Bear, Perry the Polar Bear Goes Green and Eco Zico. She has also published a children's book app for the iPad. She has a Masters in Journalism and previously worked as a features writer and news reporter at The Sunday Business Post and Mid-Day newspaper. Olive blogs for and she is the director of Creative Writing Ink. Her eco-friendly book publishing company Silver Angel Publishing was shortlisted for the 2012 David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards and for the Green Communications Award 2012.


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Course Details

  • Start Date: 07/07/2020
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Price: 240 NZD