Learn How To Write For Children

This specialist course - with personal tuition - teaches you the specific skills needed to write for children. You are shown how to write for children of all ages in a variety of genres. Plus, you are taught how to contact editors, how to present your work and how to sell your writing. If you want to write for children this is the place to start. Your course comes on 15-day trial so you can see if the training is right for you. Ideal for beginners.

Enrolling Is Easy

  • Request A Free Prospectus

    Request your prospectus which has full details of your course and how it works. This will be sent to you by email and you can download it as soon as you have completed the form.

  • Ask Your Questions

    If you have any questions, after reading the course prospectus, please call us on 0161 819 9922 (during office hours) or email our student advisors.

  • Enrol When You're Ready

    You can enrol on this course as soon as you are ready to do so. Simply scroll to the bottom of this page to select your enrolment plan. Your course materials will be available immediately after your payment has been accepted.

See What Our Students Say

Lou Carter

"I started writing just for fun but later decided to have a proper crack at it. And so I enrolled with The Writers Bureau and completed the Writing For Children course. The modules we covered were fantastic as I was forced to have a go at writing in multiple genres, of which several were outside my comfort zone. It helped me to pinpoint my strengths, weaknesses and preferences. After completing the course I began writing as much as I could and I was finally signed by my agent and within two months I had a contract with Bloomsbury. I have nine picture book contracts all at various stages of publication. There Is No Dragon In This Story (Bloomsbury), Pirate Stew (Orchard) and Oscar The Hungry Unicorn (Orchard).

We give you:

  • A first-class course on Writing for Children from professional writers.

  • Caring, constructive help from expert tutors - all published writers.

  • Help and advice when you need it from our experienced Student Advisory Team.

  • A flexible study programme to suit you with two years in which to complete your course.

  • 10 tutor-marked writing assignments.

  • Assignments where you will be writing material that can be submitted for publication.

  • Specialist advice on how to sell your writing.

  • Online access to your course as soon as you enrol.

  • 15 days to inspect your course and to make sure it's the right training for you.

Course Synopsis

    1. Welcome

    2. Introduction

    3. Sending Your Assignments

    4. Your Study Path

    5. WB's Writing Community

    6. Discounted Writing Magazine Subscription For WB Students

    7. Totum Student Discount Card – UK Students Only

    8. Terms of Enrolment If You Enrolled Before 1st June 2022

    9. Terms of Enrolment If You Enrolled After 1st June 2022

    10. Terms of Enrolment If You Enrolled After 1st Janaury 2024

    1. Module 1 - Introduction

    1. Module 2 - Making a Writer Out of You

    1. Module 3 - Getting Started

    1. Module 4 - Fiction for the Under 12s

    2. Assignment One

    3. Personal Profile Questionnaire

    4. Market Research Questionnaire

    5. Assignment Two

    1. Module 5 (i) - Genre Fiction - Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction

    2. Module 5 (ii) - Genre Fiction - Other Genres

About this course

  • £419.00
  • 10 tutor-marked assignments
  • 14 information-packed modules

Skills & Equipment Needed To Take A Course

  • Ideal For Beginners

    No qualifications or previous experience needed.

  • Computer

    You'll need access to a laptop or computer with word processing facilities and internet connection.

  • Typing

    You don’t need to be able to touch type; plenty of people get along fine with just two fingers.

  • Use Email & Attach Files

    Your assignments are sent to your tutor by email so you'll need to be able to send and receive emails and attach files to them.

Enrolment Options For The Writing For Children Course

Enrol on Plan A to receive a £20 Amazon voucher (this will be sent to you by email once your 15-day trial period has finished).

Plans B and C: payments will be automatically charged to your card each month until the end of your chosen plan.

  • £419.00

    Plan A: Includes a £20 Amazon Voucher sent to you when your trial period has finished.

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  • 5 x £83.80 = £419

    Plan B: 5 x 83.80

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  • 10 x £41.90 = £419

    Plan C: 10x £41.90

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