Creative Writing Course for Children (7-12)

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The TUTOR: Molly Ellson holds a First Class Honours degree in English Literature and has written for the likes of Dean Street Press. She is currently a shadow writer for Writing East Midlands and was the assistant editor and a contributing writer at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairytale Magazine. Molly loves to share her passion for language and literature with others; she lived in France for a year, teaching English and creative writing to high school students, and often volunteers at her local library for the Summer Reading Challenge.

Next course starts on July 25th, 2023 – 2 places remaining

Price: €170

DURATION: 6 weeks

We are currently experiencing a high demand for our creative writing course for children. We therefore recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment.

The course is limited to 10 participants.

You don’t have to be based in Ireland to take this course. We accept students from around the world.

  • Each course also has its own online tutor, who will provide individual feedback on your work. Our tutors are experienced writers with expert knowledge of the industry.
  • Every week we’ll release a new learning module in the form of text lessons.
  • It’s super flexible, as you can choose the time and place that best suits your schedule. A weekly written assignment, which will be assessed by your tutor, will help you stay on track and monitor your progress along the way.

How does the online course work?

Once you enrol:

  • You’ll receive a link to access your online course
  • Your course will contains weekly modules, each with various writing tasks and a core assignment
  • Every week, you can submit your assignment for written personalised feedback from your tutor
  • There are no set class times – complete each module when it suits you during the week
  • We recommend spending 2-3 hours per week on each module and assignment
  • You’ll be able to enjoy access to the course for a full year, so you can revisit your lessons and refresh your knowledge whenever you need.

The Children’s Creative Writing Course is designed to introduce your child or class to creative writing. It contains several exercises and tips to encourage children’s creative writing and offers the opportunity, over the course of six lessons, for a child to design and write a short story of their own. This course is primarily designed for children aged between 7-12.

When you have processed the payment, please email us at with your child’s name and age.


Week One: ‘The Lightbulb Moment’ – Ideas and Inspiration

In week one, you’ll be discovering what it takes to transform that dreaded blank page into oodles of ideas, which are desperate to be in your next story. You’ll learn some tips and tricks on how to actively acquire inspiration from just about anywhere.

Week Two: ‘Where in the World…?’ – Setting

Week two will focus on surroundings. You’ll see how setting can completely alter the mood of your writing and how, by using the five senses, you can turn a dirty rubbish tip into an island of excitement and adventure. You will also have a go at creating your very own world.

Week Three: ‘Who’s Who?’ – Characters

In week three, you will learn how to create a character from scratch, bring it to life and love it like a best friend. You’ll learn how to create authentic, multi-dimensional characters.

Week Four: ‘They Said What?!’ – Point of View and Dialogue

During week four, we’ll focus on the writer’s point of view and how it can affect the way a story is told. You’ll also discover different character perspectives and understand how to interweave engaging dialogue into a narrative.

Week Five: ‘Lights, Camera… ACTION’ – Plot and Structure

Week five will centre on the importance of structuring and planning a story – think beginning, middle, end. We’ll draw on the five-point plot structur to help you understand how to build up to an exciting climax using action and conflict.

Week Six: ‘All Tied up with a Bow’

You’ll end your journey by comprising everything you’ve learnt over the past six weeks into a short story. You’ll then learn how to edit and redraft your work, with advice on how to look at your writing objectively.

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

Our cancellation/refund policy may be viewed here.

Start Date

25th July


6 weeks




Molly Ellson