Creative Writing Course for Children (7-12)

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Creative Writing Course for Children (7-12)

Jessica Miller is a children’s writer from Brisbane, currently living in London. Her first novel, Elizabeth and Zenobia, was shortlisted for the Text Prize and the Readings Prize and was a CBCA Notable Book, as was her second book, The Republic of Birds. Her third novel, The Hotel Witch will be released in February 2023. She has taught creative writing for adults and children in Brisbane, Berlin, and London.

Start Date: 6th June, 2024
Duration: 6 Weeks
Price: €170
1 place remaining

Course Outline

Embark on an exciting journey of creativity with our Creative Writing Course designed specifically for children. Through a blend of flexible lessons and approachable guidance, young writers will delve into the fundamental principles of storytelling, including the art of ‘show, don’t tell,’ character development, and symbolism, while engaging in enriching exercises and activities to enhance their skills.

Module 1: Creative Writing for Children

In this introductory module, children will dive into the world of creative writing. They will learn the power of vivid descriptions, focusing on the technique of ‘showing, not telling,’ and begin to refine their editing skills.

Module 2: Adapting for Children

Tailored to each child’s unique interests, this module encourages them to explore their favorite stories and understand what makes them captivating. By rewriting these tales, young writers will uncover the magic of storytelling firsthand.

Module 3: Writing Characters for Children

Young authors will learn the art of character creation in this module, focusing on crafting engaging protagonists. Concepts such as character motivation and personification will be introduced to spark imagination.

Module 4: Writing Villains for Children

Building upon the previous module, children will explore the intricacies of villainous characters. Through interactive activities, they will grasp techniques like juxtaposition to create compelling antagonists.

Module 5: Writing Settings for Children

This module transports children into the realms of vibrant settings. By employing all five senses, they will learn to breathe life into their environments, whether real or imagined.

Module 6: Your Own Story

In the final module, young writers will unleash their creativity by crafting their own stories. Guided by core techniques in description and editing, they will embark on the thrilling adventure of storytelling.

To find out more about how the online courses work, or if you have any further queries, you can check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email us at info@creativewriting.ie

Our cancellation/refund policy may be viewed here.

Start Date

6th June

Duration

6 weeks

Price

€170

Tutor

Jessica Miller
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