Chase your Dream: Writing for Children
Saturday 28 July 2018, 10am-4pm
Full Price: $195
Conc Member: $120
Are you passionate about writing stories for children? Do you want to know the key ingredients for creating a successful children’s book? How does the children’s book industry work and what are the secrets to getting your book published?
In recent years, children’s books have consistently been one of the top-selling categories in the publishing industry. In this dynamic, hands-on workshop, Belinda Murrell will guide participants through the practicalities of writing for children, the key components of storytelling, lessons learned from her writing career, and understanding the market and the publishing process.
The course aims to give participants a realistic understanding of the children’s publishing industry including an insight into emerging trends, industry changes and perennial favourites. Writing exercises and workshop activities will help you hone your writing skills, and provide you with techniques, tips and tricks to chase your dream of writing your own brilliant book for children.
Expected Learning Outcomes
- Participants will learn how to create characters that young readers will love.
- Participants will learn what genres, story themes and ingredients appeal to different age groups.
- Participants will learn how to plot and structure their story to keep young readers turning the pages long into the night.
Pen and paper
About the tutor
Belinda Murrell worked as a travel writer and journalist before becoming the award-winning author of more than 35 books, ranging from picture books and junior fiction to adult non-fiction. Belinda’s books include Meet Zoe and Zac, popular series The Sun Sword, Lulu Bell and Pippa’s Island, and historical novels The Ivory Rose, The Locket of […]