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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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Nov 15, 2017

Excelent course !!! I like it too much

By Juana L

Aug 24, 2015

Amazing. Very useful. Almost perfect.

By Kerryann C V V

May 27, 2016

just right tone, speed, ecouragement

By Gkn L

Dec 5, 2020

it was a great experience. Thanks !

By M. L I

Jun 2, 2021

Very instructive and constructive.

By Marzieh A

Jul 12, 2019

An amazing course for all writers.

By Beatriz d S L

Jan 3, 2017

I enjoyed a lot! Congratulations!

By Iqra S

Jul 16, 2020

This course is very interesting.

By Milagros R N

May 13, 2020

Excellent! Thank you very much!

By Deleted A

Nov 2, 2018

Amazing and very informative :)

By Amira

Mar 31, 2016

Very helpful and easy to follow

By Ishan A S

Mar 6, 2016

very convincing and encouraging

By fidel g

Feb 27, 2021

Love it, invaluable experience

By Shandy R J V

Nov 30, 2015

I highly recommend this course

By Francisco M S E

Feb 29, 2016

Everything you need to start.

By Stacy M

Aug 9, 2016

Wonderful course! Thank you!

By Tayyaba

Jul 18, 2020

its good for young readers

By Daniela C R M

Nov 8, 2015

Fantástico! me ayudó mucho.

By hatav

Sep 16, 2015

wonderful course. thank you

By Dee d H

Sep 13, 2015

Really enjoying this class.

By Odariza L

Aug 18, 2015

Awesome :) Very interactive

By Frances O

Aug 14, 2015

I had fun and learnt alot!

By Hector C

Aug 25, 2017

excelent i really enjoyed

By Shatrupa K

May 15, 2016

loving this course so far

By Suzana J

Nov 9, 2015

Loved every minute of it.