New Zealand Community Education Centres

Writing for Children

Our award-winning children's author will guide you through a series of exercises to generate and expand your ideas and provide information about the requirements of different children's book genres.

Description

Want to write for children, but not sure where to start? Award-winning children’s author Helen ("Jenny No-Knickers") will guide you through a series of writing exercises to generate ideas for children’s short stories, picture and chapter books, will help you expand ideas you may already have and provide information about the requirements of different children’s book genres.

By the end of the workshop, you'll be able to:
- Complete writing exercises to generate and expand ideas for children’s books
- Identify the requirements of different genres of children’s books
- Follow publishers’ formatting guidelines, and prepare scripts accordingly
- Identify the next steps for your own writing, including possible publishing opportunities

Bring pen and paper and lunch (tea and coffee provided).

Note:  Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".

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