Writing for Children (The Mint Methodist Church)

Writing for Children (The Mint Methodist Church)

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!

  • Course Type Adult - Leisure
  • Subject Area Creative Writing
  • Qualification N/A
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Beginners
  • Course Length 3 weeks
  • Start Date 05-Nov-19
  • End Date 19-Nov-19
  • Day Tuesday
  • Times 10:00-12:00
  • Fee £56.00
  • Reduced Fee £29.00
  • Course Code X0PWRIC0/9/A
Overview

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.

To find out more:
Telephone: 01392 400260

To find out more:
Telephone: 01392 400260

Email: Samanthawatson@exe-coll.ac.uk

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.

Next steps: 

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.

Entry Requirements

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

Facilities

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

Additional Costs

None.

  • Have a question?

    If you have questions or would like to speak to someone, our team of Customer Service Advisers can help answer your questions or direct your enquiry to the correct team.
    Speak to us today on 01392 400500 or email info@exe-coll.ac.uk.

  • Ready to find out more?

    Why not come along to one of our open events, a chance to explore our facilities, ask questions about our courses and find out more about being a student at Exeter College. Our next Open Event is on Wednesday 20th November 2019, 5pm-8pm. Visit our open events page to register today.