Children’s Fiction Workshop

City University London
Em Islington (Reino Unido)

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  • Short course
  • Islington (Reino Unido)
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The Children’s Fiction Workshop is an intermediate fiction-writing course for students who are already working on stories for children or young adults, and who want to improve their children’s writing skills. The course will examine the UK children’s fiction market today, and the techniques required to make your work stand out. There will be opportunities to share your own writing and participate in critiquing workshops with the other members of the group.You will learn from examples of some of the best current children’s writers in each age group and gain an insight into what agents and publishers are looking for. By the end of this evening course you will have a better idea of your writing strengths, what to work on, and which support networks can help you reach your writing goals.This course is ideally suited to those who have already completed our Writing for Children short course.Why Choose a City Short Course?Taught over 10 weekly evening classes, our Children's Fiction Workshop short course offers students currently writing for children or young adults the skills and opportunity to take their work to the next level.Taught from our central London location, the course offers expert tuition and the flexibility of part-time study. Course Information Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply Wednesday 5 October 2016 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £265.00 CS1221 Apply Now Wednesday 18 January 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £265.00 CS1221 Apply Now Wednesday 3 May 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £265.00 CS1221 Apply Now Tutor Info Sophia Bennett’s books for teens have been sold around the world since her...

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Islington
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, Reino Unido
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O que se aprende nesse curso?

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IT for adults
Writing
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Publishers
Writing for children

Programa

What will I learn?

Over the 10-week short course programme, you will learn:

* How the UK children’s fiction market is structured from age 3-16, how do you identify the age-group you are writing for, and what do publishers expect?
* Working with an illustrator: how words and pictures work together in picture books
* Plotting your story
* How to make your characters stand out
* The importance of voice in children’s literature – and how to find yours
* Using dialogue and humour to bring scenes to life
* Tips for research and world-building
* Writing, rewriting and sharing – learning how to give and take constructive criticism, and the importance of the editing process
* The different routes to publication, and what agents and publishers expect from a new author
* Finding friends, getting help and setting realistic goals to keep you moving with your manuscript

Delivered over 10 weekly evening sessions, the Children’s Fiction Workshop short course will help you take your writing to the next level, and give you a set of practical techniques to work with, as well as an insight into the children’s fiction market.

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Teaching and Assessment

Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutor.