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Writing For Children With Lesley Parr

11 Oct 2021
Writing For Children

Mondays commencing 11th October to 15th November (6-week course), 6:30pm-9:00pm, £85 or £75 for concessions

This informal, fun six-week course offers the opportunity to develop your ideas using writing tips and practical activities to get your imagination flowing. Lesley explores topics such as how to write for your target age range, character development, imaginative planning, editing, children’s publishing today and how to build a community of writers.

Suitable for writers of all levels of experience. This course does not cover picture books.

Lesley Parr is an author, teacher and graduate of the acclaimed MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. Her debut The Valley Of Lost Secrets (published January 2021) was selected as Waterstones Book of the Month and The Sunday Times Book of the Week.

COURSE CONTENT:

·      The children’s book world, what it is and how your writing fits in (age ranges, word counts, themes, content, trends, genres)
·      Premise, first lines, hooks, structure
·      Character development, POV, voice, dialogue
·      Finding inspiration, plotting, worldbuilding
·      Query package, improving your chances, synopsis, editing, beta readers
·      Building confidence, writing tips, finding a community of writers