Creative Writing Course: Children's Books - Short Courses Sydney

Creative Writing Course: Children's Books

What you'll learn

Learn how to write creative children's books with our creative writing short courses in Sydney!

The idea of writing stories for young children may seem very simple, however there is great skill involved in bringing memorable characters and colourful worlds to life. The best children's books inspire our imaginations and stay with us for life - this creative writing course will teach you the techniques to turn your own story ideas into fully-fledged storybook texts for children. 

This is an interactive course, which will involve practical writing exercises to hone your skills and guide you away from writer's block. By developing your writing style to a professional level, this course could be a step towards an opportunity to get your children's story published.

Learning outcomes

After this children's books course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the children’s picture book publishing world
  • Understand what children’s publishers look for in a submission
  • Recall the fundamentals behind writing a children’s book.

Course content

What will be covered in this children's books course?

In this writing workshop, you will be guided through the unwritten rules of how to write children’s picture book texts, including:

  • Planning your story using the forms and format that publishers like
  • Developing your characters and their worlds
  • Sharpening your style, using language in ways that children love
  • How to professionally develop your writing to attract publishers.

Intended audience

Who is this creative writing course for?

This course is suitable for beginners, as well as more experienced writers.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • A notebook and pen or pencil
  • A laptop or preferred device for writing (optional)

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Keith Whelan has worked with both children and adults teaching creative writing workshops and courses since 2007. From an early career in journalism, as a sub-writer, critic and editor, Keith...

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