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Write Storybooks for Children
Become a Children’s Writer
‘Write Storybooks For Children’ is the world’s most popular online course designed for anyone who has ever considered writing for children. Whether you want the recognition and reward of becoming a bestselling children’s author, or the simple joy and satisfaction of delighting the children in your life – this award-winning course gives you everything you need to write captivating stories for children.
WriteStorybooksForChildren.com is the trusted course of choice for over 140,000 people worldwide. This comprehensive, world-class training gives you all the guidance and in-depth help you need to write successful children’s books – from how to get started, how to structure a storyline, create a plot, write dialogue and decide on a style, to where to look for a good illustrator, how to avoid the mistakes that annoy most editors and so much more.
Until now, the only ways to learn the ‘secrets’ of writing children’s stories was to attend expensive classes, hire a writing coach to guide you, or piece together scraps of information from across the internet.
The big problem with these methods is they can be incredibly expensive, hugely time intensive, and completely overwhelming.
For a beginner children’s writer, it just isn’t worth the risk.
These problems made us appreciate the need for a practical, in-depth course that anyone could follow in their own time and at their own pace.
We persuaded some of the world’s top children’s authors and editors to share their secrets and work closely with us to create a superb step-by-step course packed with expert guidance for all those would-be writers.
People just like you…
The Result? The Write Storybooks for Children online course, which gives you all the guidance and intensive, in-depth help you need to write children’s books – even if you haven’t written a thing since high school.
You’ll discover how to get started, choose an age group, structure a storyline, create a plot, write dialogue and decide on a style, find a good illustrator and how to avoid the mistakes that annoy most editors.
You’ll learn the little knacks of shaping or pacing a story, the effective adjectives that make a character leap off the page and into children’s hearts and imaginations, the little-known approaches that make the difference between a publisher tossing your story on the reject pile or reading your work straight away and so much more.
This advice is artistic and creative. Yet it also offers you shrewd practical help on how to write in a way that will appeal to children and publishing editors alike, how to market your work to publishers and how to write in a disciplined, thoroughly professional way.
In this packed 18-module online writing for children course, authors, editors and publishers alike pass their secrets on to you.
Secrets such as:
How to get started on that all important first page – the tips and tricks you need.
The vital facts you MUST know before you even switch on your computer or lay out your pens – if your time and enthusiasm isn’t to be wasted.
Bring your characters to life
The simple but effective touches to bring a character to vivid life – and why you should watch your local newsstand very carefully indeed!
How to select an age group to write for… and discover what they really want!
The 12 most common traps writers fall into and detailed advice on how to steer safely clear of them.
The secrets of writing mystery, adventure, horror and humorous stories.
Secrets of the bestsellers
Why do some children’s stories sell millions and others barely cover costs? The answer may surprise you.
Naming your characters
The little-known power hidden in the names you give your characters.
A simple yet dynamic technique you can use to generate more story ideas than you’ll ever have time to use. You never need to be short of ideas again.
Submitting a manuscript can be as daunting as writing it. We’ll give you our proven 14-step success formula to follow.
Work like a professional
The way to approach your work with professionalism and how this will mark you out from the amateurs in the eyes of publishers.
What you must never, ever do when you approach publishers.
Dealing with publishers
How to deal with publishers. Everything you need to know to ensure you get the best possible deal and don’t get ripped-off.
Effective negotiation tips
How to negotiate lucrative merchandising deals into all your publishing contracts. Pay close attention here and it could save you much heartache.
All about pen names. Should you use one? How do you choose one?
Illustrators and designers
Discovering more about designers, illustrators and picture researchers and how to collaborate with them.
How to write for TV, theatre and film. Get this right and it can lead to big success!
The latest, cutting-edge techniques for self-publishing children’s books on the internet.