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Writing for Children: Creating Captivating Picture Books and Middle-grade Fictionw/ Martine Murray and guest Sally Rippin
The perfect three-month course for people who wish to write for children.
Children are discerning readers, and the children’s publishing industry is highly competitive. To write a children’s book that will stand out on a publisher’s desk, and then on bookstore shelves, you need to be aware of what is already out there, while creating something that reflects your personality.
— June 2, 2021
The Publisher Package 2021w/ Annette Barlow
Navigating the literary marketplace can be daunting for new and emerging writers. This unique package will give you an experience of the industry that is normally reserved for writers represented by an agent or already signed by a publisher. This is the ideal professional development program for aspiring writers.
— February 27, 2021
Writing a Novel Stage 1 – Onlinew/ Carrie Tiffany and guests
Write your novel, and write it well...
For aspiring novelists ready to leap in, this course will guide you through the process of planning and beginning your novel, developing skills in writing from scratch and establishing a writing practice. Using a combination of targeted writing exercises, group discussion and carefully selected examples, the focus of this course will be on your own writing, with the aim of ending the course with a substantial body of new writing, heading towards a first draft of your novel.
— May 18, 2021
Writing Creative Nonfiction: Stage 1w/
For aspiring literary nonfiction writers ready to leap in and get serious, this course will guide you through the process of planning and beginning your manuscript. You will develop key skills in collecting information, storytelling, reviewing material, and establishing a dedicated writing practice. Whether you are planning to write first-person memoir or deeply-researched reportage, this course will help you find the best way to present your facts.
— May 18, 2021
Writing Young Adult Fictionw/ Simmone Howell with guests Bec Kavanagh and Penni Russon
Young adult literature is a wide-ranging category, a bustling literary marketplace, and a fast-growing field of academic study. YA incorporates all genres, often mixing them up in innovative ways. Because it is primarily for and about young people, it can identify and auger cultural change and, as young people are more than ever writing the world (through fan-fic, through Tik-Tok), young adult fiction will, with time, comprise a social history, perhaps even explain life as we know/knew it.
— June 17, 2021
Writing a Novel Stage 2 – Onlinew/ Carrie Tiffany + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers
Write your novel, and write it well…
This three-month course builds on the work started in Writing a Novel: Stage 1 and is suitable for writers who have completed that course, or who have a substantially completed rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress. This course will develop craft and technical skills required to turn a rough draft into a work of art. Using exercises focused on your own work, you’ll finish the course with a deep understanding of the novelists’ craft and how it applies to your own novel.
— September 14, 2021
Author to Author: Project plan your manuscript with one-on-one consultations with a leading writerw/ Mireille Juchau, Rebecca Giggs, Kristina Olsson, or Peggy Frew
Project plan your manuscript with one-on-one consultations with a leading writer.
You will be paired with a leading author for a series of fortnightly one-on-one consultation sessions to discuss your work, and help you negotiate the roadblocks and challenges you might be facing.