Children's writing is a specialised craft. It is a rewarding, inspirational, and often demanding, branch of writing. For most, it takes many hours, months, and possibly years, to write a unique and appealing story that children will want to read. This course is designed to set you on an appropriate course for more successful writing geared to the children\'s market.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Introduction
  2. Overview of Childrens Writing
  3. Conceptualisation: Conceiving a concept
  4. Childrens Writing for Periodicals
  5. short Stories
  6. Non-Fiction
  7. Fiction
  8. Picture Books and Story Books
  9. Editing your work
  10. Project
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Describe childrens cognitive development and target writing to be appropriate to various developmental stages.
  • Explain the nature and scope of writing for children.
  • Describe the process of planning a written manuscript of childrens writing.
  • Describe the planning and processes involved in writing articles for childrens magazines.
  • Develop a short story for children to read.
  • Discuss the specific requirements associated with writing childrens non-fiction
  • Describe the various categories of childrens fiction and the writing processes involved.
  • Explain the scope and nature of literature aimed at young children.
  • Explain the scope and significance of editing skills and processes for childrens writing.
  • Plan, evaluate, edit and present a piece of writing for children