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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 07, 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 17, 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 Julia A

Aug 29, 2015

It's really great! More creative writing, please!!!

By N K Z B

May 18, 2020

I am deeply indebted to the team. Loved the course

By Erin F

Nov 20, 2015

Very helpful and informative for aspiring writers!

By Monica W

Nov 15, 2015

This course was excellent and helped me alot!!!!!

By Dia N

Sep 13, 2015

Excellent course! I really enjoyed it. Thank you!


Nov 06, 2015

Excellent demonstration with the easiest method.

By Mohsin R

Oct 04, 2015

Learning a lot in a simplified way. Well done!!

By claudia p

Aug 18, 2015

Wonderfull course, unlocks all our creativity!!

By Alexia L

Oct 25, 2017

Great course! Fun and full of new experiences.

By vmphuongg

Feb 16, 2016

really amazing :> thank you for this course :>

By Vibha v

May 02, 2020

Excellent course to learn n very good mentors

By Kaitlynn R

May 27, 2017

This course has improved my writing skills.

By Albireo S

Jul 31, 2016

Thanks for this clear and useful course))!

By Amber A

Aug 22, 2015

Such an enlightening and inspiring course!

By Omkar C P

Jul 27, 2017

but the certificate are not received soon

By MaryamRaheel

Jul 16, 2016

May Allah gives you success.well do e Job

By Krieshiv J

May 10, 2020

Really enjoyable and teaching me so much

By Chigozie N

Nov 05, 2018

A very informative and practical course.

By History Y

Jan 27, 2016

This course help me in my writing carrer

By Dawn C

Dec 11, 2015

Its laid out nicely with just enough to

By RiAnne H

Aug 20, 2015

great class! thank you for teaching it.


Nov 15, 2017

Excelent course !!! I like it too much

By Juana L

Aug 25, 2015

Amazing. Very useful. Almost perfect.

By Kerryann C V V

May 27, 2016

just right tone, speed, ecouragement

By Marzieh A

Jul 12, 2019

An amazing course for all writers.