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Writing Books for Children - Part Two

This follow-on course from Writing Books for Children (Part One) will provide the tools and support you need to complete your chapter book for 8-to12-year-olds.

Course Details:

  • Course fee: £ 349.00
  • Modules: 3 Modules
  • Duration: Course can be completed at own pace: within six months
  • Start date: At any time; applications all year round via our website

Student will produce:

  • Complete a manuscript of 10 000 to 20 000 words
  • Complete a book synopsis
  • Complete a Book Proposal

Admission Requirements:
  • Must have successfully completed the 'Writing Books for Children - Part One' Course


Course Curriculum

Module 1 - Using the Most Important Test, and Editing

  • Looking at editing techniques
  • How to edit your own work
  • Common errors
  • Tightening the text
  • Text Installment

Module 2 - Submitting to a Publisher

  • Finding the right publisher for your story
  • Choosing a title
  • How to write a covering letter, and a synopsis of your story
  • Text Installment

Module 3 - The Writing Life and Writing Trends

  • e-books, e-book publishers and self-publishing
  • The importance of starting a blog
  • The lifestyle of the working writer
  • Opportunities and challenges in the world of writing
  • Text Installments



How does the course work?

The course consists of three modules. Detailed class notes covering the content of each module are e-mailed to students. At the end of each module, students will be required to submit a substantial text installment that is part of their manuscript

Once the text installment has been completed, and e-mailed to the tutor, an assessment and feedback will be sent to the student, and the module will be considered complete. The next module will then be e-mailed to the student.

Conditions of Certification:

Students will receive a UK Writers College Certificate upon successful completion of the course, provided they meet the following conditions:

  • Students must have completed all of the writing assignments
  • The course must have been completed within six months of registration.
  • Students are expected to attain a minimum average of 50% for the course

Minimum Estimated Time Commitment:

The speed at which you work is entirely up to you. After studying the modules, the exercises at the end of each module should take about two to four hours to complete. A completed chapter could take much longer, depending on the speed at which you write.

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