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There are 10 lessons in this course:

1.       Introduction

•        Understanding Children

•        Children's thoughts

•        Children's needs

•        Child development.

2.       Overview of Children’s Writing

•        Categories (fiction & non fiction)

•        Understanding the market place

•        Analyse and understand what is needed for the different categories, etc.

3.       Conceptualisation: Conceiving a concept

•        Where & how to find inspiration/influence.

•        Developing a concept

•        How to plan.

4.       Children’s Writing for Periodicals

•        Children’s pages in magazines

•        Newspapers, etc.

5.       Short Stories

6.       Non-Fiction

•        Texts (writing to satisfy curriculum).

•        Other (eg. nature, history, biography, hobbies).

7.       Fiction

•        Settings

•        Characterisation

•        Fantasy

•        Science fiction

•        Adventure.

8.       Picture Books and Story Books

9.       Editing your work

•        Grammar

•        Spelling & punctuation

•        Improving clarity

•        Cleaning out clutter

•        Expansions.

10.     Project

•        Write a short story, picture book or kids page for a (hypothetical) periodical.

 

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


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