Writing for Children
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Leisure The Mint Methodist Church 05-Nov-19 19-Nov-19 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 £56 £29

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course is designed for those who enjoy writing and may have a particular interest in writing stories for children. However, this is not exclusive, and you may just want to come along and hear what it is all about!

What do children like? Come along and start to explore character, plot and theme, and consider tailoring your writing for a younger audience.


What topics will I study?

This course is split over three consecutive weeks and will start to explore how you might begin to approach writing for children.

Week 1 – What Children Want – we will look at the range of possible protagonists (you will start to create your own), and discuss the various age brackets your work might appeal to and how there might (or might not) be a gender split.

Week 2 – Developing Plot-lines – we will look more in depth at scene setting and the advancing action

Week 3 – Reality or Fantasy, or a Fantastic Reality? - we will further explore your tone of writing and whether your are interested in creating characters that will continue in other works or amazing one-offs.

To find out more:
Telephone: 01392 400260 

To find out more:
Telephone: 01392 400260  Email: Samanthawatson@exe-coll.ac.uk

What are the entry requirements?

A love of writing, an interest in children's literature, room for discussion and shared ideas, and a relaxed approach.

What facilities are there?

Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers. 

What can the course lead on to?

An increased interest in writing – you may wish to join other courses available, join writing groups (form one of your own!) or explore literature on a more formal level.

Are there any additional costs?


It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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