Diploma In Children's Story Writing Online Course

Write Your Own Children's Book

Diploma In Children's Story Writing Online Course

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Write Your Own Children's Book

Have you always wanted to allow your creativity to flow and become a successful children's story writer? This is your chance to learn all you need to know to write your own children's book, come up with your own characters and discover your passion for writing.

Introduction to Children's Story Writing Certificate

The Children's Story Writing Certificate covers a range of topics, helping you develop your characters, the plot and write a great story that you can publish for children around the world. This course covers a range of topics in thirteen modules which takes between fifteen to twenty hours to complete.

You will learn how to develop your characters and plot. You will get the guidance, skills and support you need to become a children's story writer with online modules that you can study from anywhere at any time on any device.

This course will help to allow your creativity to flow and become a successful writer, with no previous experience necessary. The information packed modules have been carefully constructed to give you everything you need to write a children's story with complete confidence.

By the end of this course, you will learn :

  • Introduction – the introductory module includes what writing a book for children entails and what it is about children's story writing that appeals to you.
  • What you will need to write literature for children – this value packed module will identify the tools and personal skills you will need to write a successful story.
  • Examples of what other children's writers do well – in this module you will learn what some of the best children's writers do well and how to use existing children's books to write your own.
  • How to choose an age group's point of view – you will learn how to choose an age group and the importance of writing for a particular age group. You will also learn a number of points of view you can make use of when writing your book.
  • Getting started from the first page and creating the perfect setting – this module will teach you what you can do to make your first page stand out and the importance of the first line and page of your children's book.
  • Learn how to build a good character for your book – learn how to get good characters and why your characters are so important. You will also learn how to differentiate your characters based on the age group you are targeting.
  • Plot planning – learn how to create a plot, identify with other plot structures and learn ways to develop your plot structure.
  • Using a backstory – What is a backstory? How to ensure your backstory isn't boring? Why you need a backstory when writing children's literature.
  • Writing dialogue that makes your story flow – this module will teach you how to use dialogue and why it is so important, along with how to make your dialogue realistic and engaging.
  • Useful advice to improve confidence and purpose – identify common problems you will face, tips to achieve your writing goals and effective tools to overcome writer's block.
  • Practical writing exercises – identify why writing exercises are so important and how writing a blog may enhance your writing.
  • Working with illustrators – know the power of illustration, how to submit a picture book for publication and how to choose and work with an illustrator.
  • Working with publishers and selling your story – know the difference between traditional publishing and self-publishing, the process you will have to go through in getting your children's book published and whether you are going to need a literary agent.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Children's Story Writing
  2. Comprehensive 13 module Accredited Certificate In Children's Story Writing  Online Course  
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Children's Story Writing experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Module 1: A Course on How to Write Children’s Books

  • What is it about writing children's books that appeals to you?
  • Clearing up the myth that writing for kids is easier than writing for adults
  • Some other common misconceptions about writing books for children
  • What does writing a children's book actually entail?

Module 2 : What you’ll need to Write Children’s Literature in regards to Tools and Personal Skills

  • Physical items you will need to start writing a book
  • Managing your time efficiently
  • Personal skills you need to succeed as a children’s writer
  • Skills you can develop in order to write children’s literature

Module 3 : Learn from the Best: Great Examples of What Other Children’s Writers do Well

  • How to use other children's books in order to write your own
  • A look at some famous picture books aimed at younger readers
  • Excellent examples of first chapter books
  • Books aimed at teenagers and young adults

Module 4: Selecting an Age Group Point of View: Who’s Telling the Story

  • The importance of writing for a particular age group
  • How to choose an age group
  • The most common age groupings used by publishers
  • The various points of view you can use to narrate your book

Module 5 : How to Get Started From Getting the First page Spot-on to Creating the Perfect Setting

  • The importance of the first page and first line
  • Examples of some great first lines in existing children's books
  • What you can do to make your first page stand out
  • What not to do in a first page

Module 6 : How to Build a Good Children’s Book Character

  • Why creating good characters is important
  • How to get ideas for characters
  • How characters will differ depending on your target age range
  • The qualities a character needs to be real and engaging

Module 7 : How to Plan a Perfect Plot

  • A definition of plot and why it is important
  • How to come up with plot ideas
  • The traditional plot structure
  • How to develop your plot ideas

Module 8 : How to Use Backstory Without Being Boring

  • The definition of backstory
  • Why backstory is important in children's literature
  • What happens when backstory is employed incorrectly
  • When to use backstory and when to avoid it

Module 9 : How to Write Dialogue that makes your Story Flow

  • Why dialogue is important
  • The uses of dialogue
  • How to make your dialogue realistic
  • How to make your dialogue engaging

Module 10 : Advice on Improving Confidence and Sense of Purpose

  • The problems that a writer will face
  • How to improve self-esteem and banish your critical inner voice
  • How to achieve your writing goals
  • How to overcome writer's block

Module 11 : Practical Writing Exercises

  • Why writing exercises are useful
  • Some writing exercises for different aspects of writing
  • Some writing exercises to prompt your writing if you need ideas
  • How blogging might help you as an emerging writer

Module 12 : Illustrating your Story and Working with Illustrators

  • The power of illustration
  • The differing nature of illustration for different formats and age ranges
  • How to submit a picture book for publication to a conventional publishing house
  • How to choose and work with an illustrator

Module 13 : How to Deal with Publishers and Selling your Stories

  • The importance of perfecting your manuscript before you submit it
  • How conventional publishing and self-publishing compare
  • The process of getting your book published by a publishing house
  • Whether you need a literary agent

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Write Your Own Children's Book

Have you always wanted to allow your creativity to flow and become a successful children's story writer? This is your chance to learn all you need to know to write your own children's book, come up with your own characters and discover your passion for writing.

Introduction to Children's Story Writing Certificate

The Children's Story Writing Certificate covers a range of topics, helping you develop your characters, the plot and write a great story that you can publish for children around the world. This course covers a range of topics in thirteen modules which takes between fifteen to twenty hours to complete.

You will learn how to develop your characters and plot. You will get the guidance, skills and support you need to become a children's story writer with online modules that you can study from anywhere at any time on any device.

This course will help to allow your creativity to flow and become a successful writer, with no previous experience necessary. The information packed modules have been carefully constructed to give you everything you need to write a children's story with complete confidence.

By the end of this course, you will learn :

  • Introduction – the introductory module includes what writing a book for children entails and what it is about children's story writing that appeals to you.
  • What you will need to write literature for children – this value packed module will identify the tools and personal skills you will need to write a successful story.
  • Examples of what other children's writers do well – in this module you will learn what some of the best children's writers do well and how to use existing children's books to write your own.
  • How to choose an age group's point of view – you will learn how to choose an age group and the importance of writing for a particular age group. You will also learn a number of points of view you can make use of when writing your book.
  • Getting started from the first page and creating the perfect setting – this module will teach you what you can do to make your first page stand out and the importance of the first line and page of your children's book.
  • Learn how to build a good character for your book – learn how to get good characters and why your characters are so important. You will also learn how to differentiate your characters based on the age group you are targeting.
  • Plot planning – learn how to create a plot, identify with other plot structures and learn ways to develop your plot structure.
  • Using a backstory – What is a backstory? How to ensure your backstory isn't boring? Why you need a backstory when writing children's literature.
  • Writing dialogue that makes your story flow – this module will teach you how to use dialogue and why it is so important, along with how to make your dialogue realistic and engaging.
  • Useful advice to improve confidence and purpose – identify common problems you will face, tips to achieve your writing goals and effective tools to overcome writer's block.
  • Practical writing exercises – identify why writing exercises are so important and how writing a blog may enhance your writing.
  • Working with illustrators – know the power of illustration, how to submit a picture book for publication and how to choose and work with an illustrator.
  • Working with publishers and selling your story – know the difference between traditional publishing and self-publishing, the process you will have to go through in getting your children's book published and whether you are going to need a literary agent.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Children's Story Writing
  2. Comprehensive 13 module Accredited Certificate In Children's Story Writing  Online Course  
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Children's Story Writing experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Module 1: A Course on How to Write Children’s Books

  • What is it about writing children's books that appeals to you?
  • Clearing up the myth that writing for kids is easier than writing for adults
  • Some other common misconceptions about writing books for children
  • What does writing a children's book actually entail?

Module 2 : What you’ll need to Write Children’s Literature in regards to Tools and Personal Skills

  • Physical items you will need to start writing a book
  • Managing your time efficiently
  • Personal skills you need to succeed as a children’s writer
  • Skills you can develop in order to write children’s literature

Module 3 : Learn from the Best: Great Examples of What Other Children’s Writers do Well

  • How to use other children's books in order to write your own
  • A look at some famous picture books aimed at younger readers
  • Excellent examples of first chapter books
  • Books aimed at teenagers and young adults

Module 4: Selecting an Age Group Point of View: Who’s Telling the Story

  • The importance of writing for a particular age group
  • How to choose an age group
  • The most common age groupings used by publishers
  • The various points of view you can use to narrate your book

Module 5 : How to Get Started From Getting the First page Spot-on to Creating the Perfect Setting

  • The importance of the first page and first line
  • Examples of some great first lines in existing children's books
  • What you can do to make your first page stand out
  • What not to do in a first page

Module 6 : How to Build a Good Children’s Book Character

  • Why creating good characters is important
  • How to get ideas for characters
  • How characters will differ depending on your target age range
  • The qualities a character needs to be real and engaging

Module 7 : How to Plan a Perfect Plot

  • A definition of plot and why it is important
  • How to come up with plot ideas
  • The traditional plot structure
  • How to develop your plot ideas

Module 8 : How to Use Backstory Without Being Boring

  • The definition of backstory
  • Why backstory is important in children's literature
  • What happens when backstory is employed incorrectly
  • When to use backstory and when to avoid it

Module 9 : How to Write Dialogue that makes your Story Flow

  • Why dialogue is important
  • The uses of dialogue
  • How to make your dialogue realistic
  • How to make your dialogue engaging

Module 10 : Advice on Improving Confidence and Sense of Purpose

  • The problems that a writer will face
  • How to improve self-esteem and banish your critical inner voice
  • How to achieve your writing goals
  • How to overcome writer's block

Module 11 : Practical Writing Exercises

  • Why writing exercises are useful
  • Some writing exercises for different aspects of writing
  • Some writing exercises to prompt your writing if you need ideas
  • How blogging might help you as an emerging writer

Module 12 : Illustrating your Story and Working with Illustrators

  • The power of illustration
  • The differing nature of illustration for different formats and age ranges
  • How to submit a picture book for publication to a conventional publishing house
  • How to choose and work with an illustrator

Module 13 : How to Deal with Publishers and Selling your Stories

  • The importance of perfecting your manuscript before you submit it
  • How conventional publishing and self-publishing compare
  • The process of getting your book published by a publishing house
  • Whether you need a literary agent

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 070NSA29
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime access to course material
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate of Completion

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