WRITING FOR CHILDREN COURSE

 If you are an adult wishing to write for children, the following course is offered via correspondence (snail mail or online). You can undertake only one module, or all of them. There is no deadline on any of the modules.

COST
Cost of each module is $75. This includes teaching notes plus editing of your assignment and a comprehensive written report. Payment can be made by sending a cheque payable to Di Bates to PO Box 2116, Woonona East NSW 2517. For more queries (eg how to pay online), phone (02) 4284 3020 or email dibates@pacific.net.au

MODULES ON OFFER

AN INTRODUCTION TO WRITING FOR CHILDREN © Dianne Bates
1. HOW YOU TOO CAN BECOME A WRITING SUCCESS
2. WRITING FOR CHILDREN 3. THE PUBLISHING BUSINESS
4. BECOMING A CHILDREN’S WRITER
5.  HOW TO GET BOTH FEET PAST PUBLISHERS’ LOCKED DOORS
6. RESOURCES   7. YOUR ASSIGNMENT

GETTING IDEAS & GETTING STARTED © Dianne Bates
1. HOW TO COME UP WITH BRILLIANT IDEAS 2. OTHER WAYS OF FINDING IDEAS   3. STARTING AN IDEAS’ BOOK  4. HOW TO READ AS A WRITER
5. KEEPING NOTEBOOKS   6. GETTING STARTED  7. MARATHON WRITING
8. THE WRITERS’ CIRCLE 9. ADVICE FROM WRITERS IN WORKSHOP GROUPS                                                                                                                 10. YOUR ASSIGNMENT

WRITING A PICTURE BOOK TEXT © Dianne Bates

1. WHAT IS A PICTURE BOOK?  2. DOS AND DON’TS OF WRITING PICTURE BOOK TEXTS 3. TO RHYME OR NOT TO RHYME? 4. CHOICE OF SUBJECT MATTER 5. STYLE AND VIEWPOINT  6. FIRST SENTENCES OF POPULAR CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS 7. PICTURE BOOK STRUCTURES  8. POPULAR PICTURE BOOKS  9. ANALYSING A TEXT 10. SUBMITTING A PICTURE BOOK TEXT  11. AUSTRALIAN TRADE PICTURE BOOK PUBLISHERS
12. YOUR ASSIGNMENT

BOOKS FOR YOUNGER READERS & GENRE FICTION © Dianne Bates
1. STAGES OF CHILDHOOD AND READING INTERESTS
2. GENERAL FEATURES OF BOOKS FOR YOUNGER READERS
3. EASY READERS 4. BOOK SERIES
5. GENRE FICTION 6. CHAPTER BOOKS
7. JUNIOR NOVEL   8. STARTING A BOOK FOR YOUNG READERS  
9. YOUR ASSIGNMENT

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