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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 Jeniffer V

Apr 6, 2017

Curso excelente! Com ótimas dicas para melhorar como escritor.

By Anastasiia A

Feb 17, 2016

Very insightful and inspiring! Great hosts and guest speakers.

By Ronald M

Mar 17, 2021

Un curso extraordinario. Valió la pena cada minuto invertido.

By Shah F

Aug 24, 2019

Its wonderful, Teaching staff is cooperative and knowledgable

By Dan Z

Jul 25, 2019

Simple but very helpful! Great teachers and peer solidarity!

By Betina J C

Mar 1, 2017

Excelente oportunidad para el que recién empieza a escribir!

By Patricia T

Jan 27, 2021

es un muy buen curso, me inspiro todo lo que pude aprender.

By Naga S C

Aug 16, 2016

Wonderful course. Strongly recommended for all new authors.

By Joselyn S L R

Sep 14, 2021

It was an amazing course, because I developed my writting.

By Andrés F N B

May 19, 2017

Me ayudó mucho a comprender la ase de una buena escritura.

By Chelito S C

Jan 8, 2016

Extremely helpful for those who love writing for children!

By KayCee K

Sep 14, 2015

Has many great tips for people who write or want to write.

By Nastasja I S A

Apr 10, 2017

Simple but complete. Great introduction to the bussiness

By Gergana A

Feb 2, 2016

This course helped me discover the writer inside of me.

By Christina L M

Nov 4, 2015

An excellent and very motivational Module! Thank you!!!

By Melia T

Feb 28, 2019

A really great course! I have benefited a lot from it!

By Nivedita N

Jan 5, 2016

It was a great course. I look forward to more courses.

By Marcelo H A

Dec 7, 2020

I really enjoyed this course. I strongly recommend it

By Olga V

Jul 31, 2016

Very helpful and informative, not mention motivating!


Sep 9, 2015

It's a nice course. Thanks to everyone in the course.


Aug 17, 2015

Lovely course... the faculty was fantastic and guests

By Sarah C

Jan 22, 2021

I found this course both inspirational and practical

By Samhita S

Jul 12, 2020

Helps you write books and gather the skills you need

By Katia R

Jul 27, 2017

Loved the stories of the contributers! Thank you =))

By William K

Sep 3, 2015

This was a very engaging course. Well done Coursera!