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Writing Stories for Children

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Writing Stories for Children

Helping children develop their imagination and creativity through reading is an important part of their development. not to mention a fun way to bond.

Whether you are a writer looking to perfect your skills or a parent or teacher wishing to create memorable stories, Stratford's Writing Stories for Children program can help you develop your skills.

Our convenient home study program focuses on the fundamentals of writing a variety of stories and books specifically for children and young adults. From plot and point of view to picture development and scenes, Stratford's program offers a comprehensive overview to creating compelling stories for a younger audience.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to enhance your skills and work toward the successful creation and possible publication of one of YOUR stories. Enrol today!
Writing Stories for Children Module 1
The Writer’s Guide to Crafting Stories for Children

• Foundation and Format
• Structural Designs
• How to Make Your Book a Page-Turner
• Ending Your Story Effectively
• Scenes, Story and Quest
• Plot and Subplot
• Cast of Characters
• Point of View
• Inner and Outer Dialogue
• Promise, Premise, Theme and Moral
• Voice and Tone
• Setting and Senses

Writing Stories for Children Module 2
Writing for Children and Young Adults

• Clarity and Connection
• Experience and Emotion
• Proficiency and Practice
• Promise and Premise
• Effort and Flow
• Intention and Invention
• Interest and Change
• Power and Attention
• Structure and Sensibility
• Obstacles and Negotiation
• Movement and Momentum
• Person and Personality
• Teases and Trust
• Worlds and Wonders
• Perspective and Polishing
• Vision and Revision
• Love and/or Money

Writing Stories for Children Module 3
Writing Picture Books

• Target Audience
• Various Formats
• Story Questions and Answers
• Points of View that Work Best for Picture Books
• Use of Correspondence between Characters
• Effect of Changing Tense, Time Period and Location of a Story
• Creating Compelling and Consistent Characters
• Writing a Strong Title, Opening and Attention-Getting First Line
• Three-Act Structure
• Rhyme and Rhythm
• Poetic Tools
• Figures of Speech
• Writing Scenes and a Strong Ending
• Selling Your Manuscript

Writing Stories for Children Module 4
Illustrating Children’s Picture Books

• Picture-Book Timeline, Form and Format
• Style Genre and Audience
• Balancing Words and Pictures
• Working with Color, Distance and Perspective
• Developing a Narrative
• Character Design and Emotion
• Pen and Ink, Watercolor Painting and 3-D Cut-Paper Collage
• Vectors and Bitmaps
• Photographic Picture Books
• Corel Painter
• Board Books for Babies and Toddlers
• Illustrating Books for Older Readers
• Comics for Kids

Writing Stories for Children Module 5
Write and Revise for Publication

• Drafting, revising and fine-tuning your story
• Marketing your work

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the material is presented may vary.
Writing Stories for Children Program

"I told my friends about this course and the stories I have written. I wanted to tell stories that no one writes about, especially for children."

Anne H.