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Subtitles: English, Spanish, German, Arabic
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Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 8-15 hours...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, German, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Your Writing Identity

18 videos (Total 90 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
18 videos
Welcome to Writing for Young Readers3m
Introduction to Your Writing Identity4m
Your Writing Life - Part One3m
Your Writing Life - Part Two4m
You, Your Culture and Story5m
Cultural Myths and Legends4m
Viewpoint - Part One4m
Viewpoint - Part Two2m
Interview with Uma Krishnaswami - Part One: 'the very young experience the world through their skins'7m
Interview with Uma Krishnaswami - Part Two: 'for me place and the people are inextricable'5m
Interview with Uma Krishnaswami - Part Three 'it came out in eight Indian languages'5m
Interview with Uma Krishnaswami - Part Four: 'I suddenly began to see the entire story'8m
Interview with Apirana Taylor - Part One: 'I carried exercise books with me everywhere I went'9m
Interview with Apirana Taylor - Part Two: 'I'm leaving something behind for future generations'6m
Interview with Apirana Taylor - Part Three: 'one word is worth a thousand pictures'7m
Interview with Apirana Taylor - Part Four: 'your ears are often your best editor'3m
Module Summary Your Writing Identity2m
7 readings
Course Overview10m
How to Get Help10m
FAQs10m
Instructors and Guest Authors10m
Course Materials10m
Extracts: You, Your Culture and Story10m
Extracts: Cultural Myths and Legends10m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Genre, Form, and Audience

11 videos (Total 51 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
Genre - Part One3m
Genre - Part Two4m
Form - Part One4m
Form - Part Two4m
Audience - Part One4m
Audience - Part Two3m
Interview with Finegan Kruckemeyer - Part One: 'it can be nice to write just for the sake of writing'8m
Interview with Finegan Kruckemeyer - Part Two: 'my favourite authors have permeated my brain'6m
Interview with Finegan Kruckemeyer - Part Three: 'it truly is a magical feeling'5m
Module Summary Genre, Form, and Audience2m
2 readings
Extracts: Genre Types10m
Extracts: Audience10m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Structure

13 videos (Total 58 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
13 videos
Character - Part One3m
Character - Part Two3m
Setting4m
Plot and Theme - Part One4m
Plot and Theme - Part Two3m
Language and Dialogue4m
Other Language Tools4m
Interview with Tololwa Mollel - Part One 'I let an idea simmer in my head'4m
Interview with Tololwa Mollel - Part Two: 'let the story show you the way'6m
Interview with Tololwa Mollel - Part Three: 'I give them their right to live as characters'5m
Interview with Tololwa Mollel - Part Four: 'I really enjoyed the act of writing itself'4m
Module Summary Structure2m
5 readings
Extracts: Character10m
Extracts: Setting10m
Sample Plot Chart10m
Extracts: Plot and Theme10m
Extracts Language and Dialogue10m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Editing and Proofreading

10 videos (Total 42 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Structural Editing - Part One3m
Structural Editing - Part Two4m
Structural Editing - Part Three4m
Copyediting and Proofreading - Part One4m
Copyediting and Proofreading - Part Two2m
Interview with Summer Edward - Part One: 'The story keeps telling itself in my mind'5m
Interview with Summer Edward - Part Two: 'don't be afraid to cut'5m
Interview with Summer Edward - Part Three: 'I practice silence'5m
Module Summary Editing and Proofreading1m
3 readings
Structural Editing Checklist10m
Extract: Structural Editing10m
Copyediting Checklist10m
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Top reviews from Writing for Young Readers: Opening the Treasure Chest

By DBFeb 7th 2016

I am a beginner wantabee author and publisher, first steps are elementary, as I need. Self paced, life can get in the way. Instructors are wonderful, as are the guest speakers and interviewees Thanks.

By FOJul 17th 2017

This course introduces writing in an easy to understand way. The interviews with published authors are very insightful as well. The exercises are a great avenue to practice what the Mooc instruct

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