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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 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!

By Karen C

Sep 23, 2020

I simply enjoyed this class very much; thank you <3

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 19, 2015

Very helpful and informative for aspiring writers!

By Victoria R

Sep 15, 2020

This was a perfect course for a beginner like me.

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 6, 2015

Excellent demonstration with the easiest method.

By Mohsin R

Oct 4, 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 24, 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 1, 2020

Excellent course to learn n very good mentors

By Kaitlynn R

May 26, 2017

This course has improved my writing skills.

By Albireo S

Jul 30, 2016

Thanks for this clear and useful course))!

By Amber A

Aug 22, 2015

Such an enlightening and inspiring course!