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Writing for Children

Children's books are fun to read, and delightful to write. Share yours with a child, grandchild or the public, by discovering the way to write compelling children's literature in the exciting, hands-on course.

Whether your goal is a picture book, storybook, middle reader or young adult novel, this course provides all the tools you need to succeed.

You'll discover the joys of all these different children's genres:

  • Picture Books
  • Concept Books
  • Storybooks
  • Emergent Readers
  • First Chapter Books
  • Middle Readers
  • Young Adult Novels

The course introduces you to great fiction and nonfiction children's books for all ages.

Step by step, you'll learn and practice:

  • What Makes Great Children's Literature
  • The Difference Between Story and Plot
  • Dramatic Elements for Great Fiction
  • Character Building
  • Tips for Polishing Your Work

Once you've created your book, you'll learn how to:

  • Find a publisher or agent
  • Capitalize on the lucrative world of self-publishing
  • Market your book for fun and profit.

In addition to the lessons, the course offers extensive supplemental materials, including reference lists of great children's books in all categories, and more than a hundred links to web resources vital to any children's author.

Whether this is your first children's book or you're an experienced author looking for new techniques, Writing for Children has what you need to get your idea published. Enroll now.

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Length 3 total hours
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Instructors Steve Alcorn, Dani Alcorn
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Language English
Subjects Personal Development Business
Tags Communication Business Communications

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very informative

I enjoyed this class and found it to be very informative for writing my first book.

Very informative, encouraging and insightful.

I find the information to be very informative.

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great overview of writing for children's book, especially if you do not have a writing background and are interested in writing as a hobby.

I'm feeling confident now for writing for children thanks to this course!

He is very thorough in providing an all-around understanding of writing for children and gives helpful tips to apply immediately.

This is not specific to writing for children, and includes how to get a book into print, what to expect from an agent, why to use a publisher, and an exploration of self-publishing in the modern age.

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easy to understand

Concepts are easy to understand.

I highly recommend this course for all ages because Mr. Alcorn is very easy to understand and he has provided many resources which has answered many of my questions.

Great information, and easy to understand.

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so far

Very informative so far.

Could use more visual examples and explanations Schon So far so good I believe the teacher is very informative about writing children books and sharing the best readers that will help me write better not waste my time.

Really insightful and useful information so far.

So far it is not actually helping me develop my plot and story which is what I was looking for but Im giving it time This course was very informative on the different age groups and how to target your writing towards each one.

so far he is very dry, hopefully, the lessons will pick up interest Informative introduction to this course!

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I am looking forward to learning all he has to teach.

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Steve Alcorn did offer a wealth of additional resources to explore, Thank You!

Gives good examples and good information I found the course very interesting, Steve Alcorn, taught us the important parts of writing the story and gave us some obvious suggestions, that I had not really thought about.

I am inspired by this Instructor/author Steve Alcorn.

Steve Alcorn is very knowledgeable, very soft-spoken and easy to listen to, very informative, experienced; and I am learning a lot.

Steve Alcorn presents his material simply and thoroughly.

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highly recommend

I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to write, or has written but was never really taught how and wants to understand the mechanics of solid story writing.

Highly recommended course.

Highly recommend!

I would highly recommend taking this course, standalone or in addition to Steve's other courses.

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I got enrolled to other courses by Alcoorn.

Will certainly look into his other courses on writing.

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very knowledgeable

The instructor is very knowledgeable about the industry and provided plenty of helpful information that aspiring authors may not have considered.

The topic and content suit my needs and I like the idea of list of additional sources Steve is a very knowledgeable instructor and provides an excellent course that answers questions and fills in gaps.

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Rating 4.4 based on 117 ratings
Length 3 total hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $16
From Udemy
Instructors Steve Alcorn, Dani Alcorn
Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
Language English
Subjects Personal Development Business
Tags Communication Business Communications

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