Writing For Children Course with Oisin McGann

With Oisín McGann. Starting 13/09/2022

Start Date: 13th September 2022

2 places remaining

This online writing for children course is suitable for adults who would like to write books for children or young adults.

There are six modules over the course of six weeks. Students 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.

Each module will have four elements: Writing Stages, Story Elements, Reading Levels, Exercises. Each week, one or two of the exercises will be aimed at a different reading level, from first-time reader up to fluent reader.

The tutor will email you on the course start date with your first module; please check your Spam/Junk folder for this email.

Module One
• Writing Stage: Planning Your Story.
• Story Elements: Creating Characters.

Module Two
• Writing Stage: Setting a Routine.
• Story Elements: Creating a Location or Setting.

Module Three
• Writing Stage: Writing and Re-Writing.
• Story Elements: Establishing a Problem – the Key to a Plot.

Module Four
• Writing Stage: Getting Published.
• Story Elements: Atmosphere, Pace.

Module Five
• Writing Stage: Editing and Production.
• Story Elements: Language – Narrative, Description and Dialogue.

Module Six
• Promotion and the Writing Business.
• World-Building and Adaptable Concepts.

“I thought the writing for children course was fantastic. It was structured well and the exercises were interesting and challenging. I feel I really got a lot out of the feedback and the hints and tips were extremely helpful, and I’m putting some into practice as we speak!” – Nigel

If you have any further queries, you can check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email us at info@creativewriting.co.nz.

Our cancellation/refund policy may be viewed here.

About The Tutor

Oisín McGann works full time as an author and illustrator. He has written and illustrated forty-five books for children and young adults, including the Mad Grandad series and The Wildenstern Saga and A Short, Hopeful Guide to Climate Change.


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Course Details

  • Start Date: 13/09/2022
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Price: 299 NZD