Online Feedback: Children’s Books

Aleesah Darlison

14 September to 27 November 2020, three months online

Full Price: $255
Member: $185
Conc Member: $160

In this online program, award-winning author Aleesah Darlison will provide feedback on your writing for children, enabling you to hone your skills over three months. Feedback will vary depending on each submission, but it may focus on areas such as storytelling, plot, structure, characterisation, theme or voice.

Is this course right for you? Read our FAQ >

Once a month, you’ll submit either a picture book text (up to 800 words) or an early reader/chapter book text (up to 1500 words). Your tutor will provide tailored feedback, giving you time to incorporate her suggestions and advice into the next month’s submission. Each month, you can submit either new or revised writing.

You’ll also have the opportunity to read and comment on other participants’ writing. This process of giving and receiving feedback from fellow writers is an ideal way to determine what works, what resonates, what falls flat – and how to improve.

This online program takes place on a website specifically designed for writers, making it simple and easy to share your writing, give and receive feedback, and interact with fellow writers.

If you’re ready to challenge yourself and develop your skills through constructive critique and independent work, this is the program for you.

Please note: this is a feedback-based program. While you are welcome to generate new material for submission during this time, no prompts or themes will be provided.

Regarding picture books: Industry standard word count is generally a maximum of 500 words. It’s rare that longer picture book text would be published, so shorter submissions are encouraged. This online feedback program will help you learn how to write more concise picture book text.

Participant Requirements

Internet access and confidence using basic computer software are essential for this program.

This three-month course starts on 14 September with enrolment into our online classroom. Submissions of picture book text (up to 800 words) or early reader text (up to 1500 words) are due on the following dates:

21 September
19 October
16 November

After each submission date, you’ll have 11 days to complete peer feedback. At the end of each feedback period, you’ll receive your tutor feedback.

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Online Feedback: Children’s Books

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