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About the Course

This course is for curious students and aspiring authors with a passion for writing for young readers. Participate in a dynamic online community of writers as you experiment with your own writing and develop your voice. This course will guide you with a combination of video lectures, online readings, peer reviews, and guest appearances from world-renowned children’s authors. As you work through the writing exercises, you will give and receive feedback from your peers and gain tools and techniques for improving your writing. During this course you will identify stories that matter to you, explore cultural significance and boundaries, and shape your identity as a writer; become familiar with standard elements of narrative (character, setting, plot, theme, language, dialogue, point of view); reflect on your own work and practice essential self-editing skills; see the different ways in which words and art interact, and the possibilities of longer narrative forms; come away with practical insights into publishing options; and create a plan for pursuing your enthusiasm for writing. By the end of the course, you will have ten to twelve extracts of writing that you can develop into a portfolio. Join a dynamic community of many voices from around the world. Find inspiration in your own voice, heart, and place so that you can tell the stories for young readers you’ve always wanted to tell....

Top reviews

Feb 6, 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.

Jul 16, 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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By Omar A

Feb 1, 2016

Well constructed course.

By Samridh V

Jun 27, 2016

I love this at the most

By Moses H

Aug 22, 2015

Wow, really eye opening

By Saif A S A

Nov 26, 2016

it's a great course ;)

By Anirudh N

Jun 15, 2018

Amazing. Learnt a lot

By Lidiia V

Nov 26, 2015

It's just beautiful!

By Carolyn p

May 31, 2021

I ​I love reading

By Nitya R

Aug 14, 2015

Very informative.

By Pranab M

Aug 9, 2015

Excellent course!

By Hiobi H

Nov 1, 2017

Excellent cours!

By lakshmi g

Aug 4, 2017

Very interesting


Jun 18, 2017

superb course !!

By Liliana H

Aug 30, 2015

I just love it.

By Stephanie M

Aug 14, 2015

Great class!!!!

By David J M

Dec 16, 2019

Great Course!

By Jaouad B

Jan 8, 2017

Fantastic ...

By LaVonia A S

Sep 21, 2015

Great course!

By Luis C P D l R

Aug 23, 2015

Great course!

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