Write Stories For Children, Children's Story Writing Course

Become a Children’s Writer

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Whether you want the recognition and reward of becoming a bestselling children’s author or, the simple joy and satisfaction of delighting the children in your life – this award-winning course gives you everything you need to write captivating stories for children. WriteStorybooksForChildren.com is the trusted course of choice for over 140,000 people worldwide. This comprehensive, world-class training gives you all the guidance and in-depth help you need to write successful children’s books – from how to get started, how to structure a storyline, create a plot, write dialogue and decide on a style, to where to look for a good illustrator, how to avoid the mistakes that annoy most editors and so much more. Learn More “You’ll discover everything you need to know to write and publish compelling children’s stories – for pleasure or profit!”

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Writing for Children

Writing for Children

Create stories that touch the hearts of children with the help of a published children's author. This course provides you with an essential overview of planning, researching, writing, and marketing children's books that engage audiences and sell to publishers.


Discover what you need to know to write for children. If you are a beginning writer, this course will help you transform your book idea into a finished product. If you are an already successful writer, this course will help you explore new opportunities and markets for your work.

You will explore the changing world of children's literature and understand the various formats, including picture books, chapter books, middle grade or young adult novels. You will get insights from publishing professionals to gain a better understanding of the needs of today's market. You will receive valuable tips about creating your manuscript, and even practice writing a query letter to submit to a publisher. By the time you finish this course, you will have all the tools and resources you will need to begin navigation the world of children's publishing and to continue growing as a writer for children.

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Lesson 1 - through the eyes of a child: exploring the world of children's literature, lesson 2 - read to me, mommy: the integration of artwork and the printed word, lesson 3 - i can do it: the beginning reader, lesson 4 - growing up: the next level, lesson 5 - beyond biographies: the world of nonfiction writing and research, lesson 6 - story patterns: the easy way to create a great story, lesson 7 - dramatic elements: structuring children's literature, lesson 8 - with fresh eyes: editing the manuscript, lesson 9 - in search of a publisher: market research, lesson 10 - dear editor: submitting your work, lesson 11 - from passion to profit: the business of publishing, lesson 12 - a lifelong adventure: growing your writing.


There are no prerequisites to take this course.


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Be prepared to reference and/or purchase children's books via online or instore.

Other instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


Steve Alcorn

Steve Alcorn is the CEO of Alcorn McBride Inc., a leading theme park design company that creates products used in all the world's theme parks. He is a proponent of advance planning and has experience with wills, living trusts, advance directives, and power of attorney. His experience also includes arranging for in-home care, nursing home selection, retirement community evaluation, memory care facility selection, and the analysis of Medicare and other insurance paperwork. He is a counselor to his employees, possessing insight into the varieties of relationships, problems, opportunities, and legal issues that can arise in the field of eldercare.

Steve is the published author of a wide range of fiction and nonfiction works. During the past decade, he has helped more than 30,000 students turn their story ideas into reality, with many of his students publishing novels they developed in his classes. His books include A Matter of Justice, Everything In Its Path, Molly Builds a Theme Park, How to Fix Your Novel, Theme Park Design, and Write Your Life Story.

Instructor Interaction : The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.

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Do you want to learn how to write for children.

The Institute of Children’s Literature has taught hundreds of thousands of aspiring writers. In the Writing for Children podcast, we help you learn to write for children with our focus on the craft of writing for children, including how to write a children’s book, how to write for children’s magazines, how to get paid for your writing, and how to get published.

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238: 5 Questions About Author Platform March 26, 2021

Four Ways to Learn to Love Nonfiction Episode 243

Truth, Opinion, and How to Love Nonfiction Writing

243: Four Ways to Learn to Love Nonfiction May 7, 2021

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242: Launching a Story from a Title

242: Launching a Story from a Title April 23, 2021

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241: Top 3 Narrative Nonfiction Missteps April 16, 2021

Why entering a contest helps you Episode 240

240: Interview with a Writing Contest Judge

240: How Entering Contests Helps You April 9, 2021

8 Tips for your Writer Website Episode 239

239: Tips for a Brilliant Writer’s Website

239: 8 Tips for Your Writer Website April 2, 2021

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Finding your chlidlike voice Episode 236

236: 3 Ways to Find Character Voice

236: Finding Your Childlike Voice March 12, 2021

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235: Authentic Kid Voices March 5, 2021

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