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How to write books for children

Get the guidance, skills and support you need to write a book for 6-12 year olds, and find out how to get it published.

If writing books for children has always been your dream, then this one-year, online writing course will help you achieve it.

Our courses offer one-on-one training; students can sign up and start their course at any time, all year round.

Cost: R6495.00
Modules: Nine modules
Student produces: A book of 10 000 - 20 000 words, a book synopsis and book proposal
Duration: One year

Tutor:

Helen Brain is the author of 30 books for children, and has contributed stories and plays to numerous school anthologies.

Her teen novel, "Tamara", won an ATKV award.

She has also published several short stories for adults. Her memoir, Here Be Lions, was published by Oshun in 2006.

As a teacher, Helen likes to unlock her pupils' creativity, and help them overcome the fear of failure. She says: "I can't turn you into a writer like a wizard waving a wand, but I can tell you it's a long road to being a published writer, and a companion who knows the road can make your journey easier."

Admission requirements:

- Basic writing skills are essential
- Students must be proficient in the English Language
- E-mail and Internet access required
- No previous tertiary qualification required
- Access to a library or book shop

Curriculum:

Module one - An introduction to the world of writing children's books
Module two - Knowing your readers
Module three - How to plot
Module four - Voice, mood
Module five - Characterisation
Module six - Dialogue
Module seven - Beginnings and endings
Module eight - Using the most important test, and editing
Module nine - Submitting to a publisher

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Date: 05 November 2014
Location: Online correspondence course, Countrywide
Cost: R 6495.00

Date: 19 November 2014
Location: Online correspondence course, Countrywide
Cost: R 6495.00

Date: 26 November 2014
Location: Online correspondence course, Countrywide
Cost: R 6495.00

Date: 03 December 2014
Location: Online correspondence course, Countrywide
Cost: R 6495.00

Date: 24 December 2014
Location: Online correspondence course, Countrywide
Cost: R 6495.00

Date: 31 December 2014
Location: Online correspondence course, Countrywide
Cost: R 6495.00

Contact: Koos Turenhout
Company name: SA WRITERS' COLLEGE
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Our courses offer one-to-one support, guidance and mentoring from experts every line of the way.
    
 
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