Children’s Story Writing Diploma

Provided by New Skills Academy

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About the course

The course comprises of thirteen information packed modules and a multiple choice test. What you will learn when taking this course includes:

  • Introduction – the introductory module includes what writing a book for children entails and what it is about children's story writing that appeals to you.
  • What you will need to write literature for children – this value packed module will identify the tools and personal skills you will need to write a successful story.
  • Examples of what other children's writers do well – in this module you will learn what some of the best children's writers do well and how to use existing children's books to write your own.
  • How to choose an age group's point of view – you will learn how to choose an age group and the importance of writing for a particular age group. You will also learn a number of points of view you can make use of when writing your book.
  • Getting started from the first page and creating the perfect setting – this module will teach you what you can do to make your first page stand out and the importance of the first line and page of your children's book.
  • Learn how to build a good character for your book – learn how to get good characters and why your characters are so important. You will also learn how to differentiate your characters based on the age group you are targeting.
  • Plot planning – learn how to create a plot, identify with other plot structures and learn ways to develop your plot structure.
  • Using a backstory – What is a backstory? How to ensure your backstory isn't boring? Why you need a backstory when writing children's literature.
  • Writing dialogue that makes your story flow – this module will teach you how to use dialogue and why it is so important, along with how to make your dialogue realistic and engaging.
  • Useful advice to improve confidence and purpose – identify common problems you will face, tips to achieve your writing goals and effective tools to overcome writer's block.
  • Practical writing exercises – identify why writing exercises are so important and how writing a blog may enhance your writing.
  • Working with illustrators – know the power of illustration, how to submit a picture book for publication and how to choose and work with an illustrator.
  • Working with publishers and selling your story – know the difference between traditional publishing and self-publishing, the process you will have to go through in getting your children's book published and whether you are going to need a literary agent.

To get 80% off the course fee, please use the code JOBSTODAY80 at the checkout.   

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