Online Writing for Children Course

Oisín McGann works full time as an author and illustrator. He has written and illustrated numerous books for young children, including the Mad Grandad series and The Forbidden Files series. He has also published eleven novels.

DURATION: 6 weeks

FEE: £140 

Start Date:  February 18, 2020. Please note that there’s a course break from March 2-March 6.

Places are strictly limited to 12 – early booking advisable.

This online writing for children course is suitable for adults who would like to write books for children or young adults. Each module will contain short exercises and Oisin will provide feedback on those exercises.

Each module will have four elements: Writing Stages, Story Elements, Reading Levels, Exercises. Each week, one or two of the exercises will be aimed at a different reading level, from first-time reader up to fluent reader.

Module 1
• Writing Stage: Planning Your Story.
• Story Elements: Creating Characters.

Module 2
• Writing Stage: Setting a Routine.
• Story Elements: Creating a Location or Setting.

Module 3
• Writing Stage: Writing and Re-Writing.
• Story Elements: Establishing a Problem – the Key to a Plot.

Module 4
• Writing Stage: Getting Published.
• Story Elements: Atmosphere, Pace.

Module 5
• Writing Stage: Editing and Production.
• Story Elements: Language – Narrative, Description and Dialogue.

Module 6
• Promotion and the Writing Business.
• World-Building and Adaptable Concepts.

This writing for children course is suitable for adults who would like to write for children/young adults. To find out more about our writing courses for children and teenagers, please click here for our Creative Writing Course for Children (for 8-11 year olds) or here for our Writing for Teenagers course.

Please note that we do not require you to fill out a registration form. Instead, please click on the ‘Check Out Securely’ button. During the payment process you can input your name and email address which we will use to register you on the course. If you’d prefer to use another email address for the course correspondence or if you’re paying on behalf of another student, when you have processed the payment, please send the relevant email address and name for the course correspondence to Once you have processed the payment, we will email you within 24 hours to confirm receipt.

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Our next Online Writing for Children Course course starts on 18/02/2020


Here's what our clients have to say

  • “I thought the writing for children course was fantastic. It was structured well and the exercises were interesting and challenging. I feel I really got a lot out of the feedback and the hints and tips were extremely helpful, and I’m putting some into practice as we speak!” Nigel

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