In our series on children's fiction and in particular, learning how to write for children we reviewed the online course Writing Story Books For Children.
Modules include ‘Getting started’ - which talks about the 3 Cs in story structure: Contrast, Conflict, Character. If like me, you love learning more about creating fictional characters this module will tick all your people creating boxes.
It moves on to age groups and story types and choosing and developing your setting with each page being a slide show type presentation that you turn as you go along. Then you’re into developing credible characters and writing dialogue for children’s fiction.
As always I enjoy the topic of plotting, storyline and theme and this online writing course for children states that there are 5 essential page turning elements:
I won't go into the details, only to say that this section will certainly help any writers new to children's fiction, especially if you are devouring all the writing advice you can get your hands on to help improve your fiction writing to give you a successful novel.
Find Out How To Determine Children's Age Groups
I found the module on age groups very helpful so I was dead-keen to get to the modules namely ‘Writing for the under 7's’ and ‘Writing for 7 to 12 year olds’ and ‘Writing for teenagers’.
The modules ‘Writing fantasy and science fiction’ gives you the basics to how writing fantasy differs from writing science fiction and writing paranormal stories.
I felt the module called ‘Writing non-fiction’ was wasted in a writing course from a company called 'Writing Story Books for Children' because I did the course to learn to write stories and novels for children, not non-fiction books!
Writing drama and screenplays, Writing secrets of successful authors and The insider’s guide to getting published finishes the course of 12 modules.
You can also download bonus library of resources for learning how to write for children.
If you’re thinking about writing for children, you probably want to take up an online writing course such as the one given by Write Story Books For Children. For more information on this children's writing course hop over to: http://www.writestorybooksforchildren.com
You may also be interested in the 2015 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market
Paula Wynne is the founder of Book Hub. She started Book Hub out of a need to market and promote her own fiction. As well as running Book Hub, Paula is an author with several published books.
Paula's Writers' Resource Series features the following books: Pimp My Fiction: How to Write a Novel with The Ultimate List of Creative Writing Books to Create A Plot & Build Character; A~Z Writers’ Character Quirks: A~ Z of Behaviours, Foibles, Habits, Mannerisms & Quirks for Writers’ to Create Fictional and 101 Writers’ Scene Settings: Unique Location Ideas & Sensory Details for Writers’ to Create Vivid Scene.