Creative Writing Course for Children (7-12)

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TUTOR: Emma Pass has been making up stories for as long as she can remember. She wrote her first novel – a sequel to Jurassic Park – when she was 13 in maths lessons with her notebook under her work. She used to be a library assistant but now works a full-time writer. Emma is autistic and owned by a very naughty retired racing greyhound called Auburn. She has written two World War 2 romances, both published by Aria Fiction: Before the Dawn (2022), based around the events of D Day, which reached the finals of the Romantic Novel Awards, and The Girl From Norway (2023), set in Shetland and Norway. She also writes for teenagers and children, and has won two awards for her YA novels, as well as being nominated for the Carnegie Medal.

Start Date: 3rd April 2024

Duration: 6 Weeks

Fee: £160

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The Children’s Creative Writing Course is designed to introduce your child or class to creative writing. It contains several exercises and tips to encourage children’s creative writing and offers the opportunity, over the course of six lessons, for a child to design and write a short story of their own. This course is primarily designed for children aged between 7-12.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Starting Writing

The first lesson introduces your child to some of the fundamental creative writing skills. With activities designed for children who have never written creatively before, it guides the participant through the first steps of designing their own story.

Lesson 2: Your Favourite Story

The second lesson looks specifically at the child participant’s favourite story. It asks them to think about why they like it and gives them a chance to rewrite it themselves!

Lesson 3: Creating Your Own Character

The third lesson asks what makes a good character. The child participant is guided through designing and writing a protagonist for their own story.

Lesson 4: Creating the Bad Guy

Similar to the previous lesson, week four asks what makes a good villain. The child participant is guided through designing and writing an antagonist for their own story.

Lesson 5: Where is Your Story?

Lesson five tackles setting. It teaches the child participant how to design and write about a location in their creative writing, with interactive activities.

Lesson 6: Writing Your Story

In the final lesson, your child will put everything together and write a story of their own. It recaps the lessons learnt in the previous five weeks and provides final tips, so your child’s work is at its best!

Start Date

3rd April


6 Weeks




Emma Pass