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Creative Writing: Children’s Books

About this course

Do you love writing or children? Have you dreamed of having your own book published? This course will guide you through the process of identifying the format and audience for your book, brainstorming ideas, developing a plot and characters, writing effectively, seeking and benefiting from feedback, and finally perfecting your manuscript to send off to an agent or publisher. Whether you know exactly what you want to write or are still fishing around for ideas, this course will take you to the next level through exercises designed to further your particular project.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the features of different formats of children’s books
  • Identify the elements of successful writing for children and common mistakes
  • Come up with ideas, plots, and characters for a children’s book
  • Recognize the elements of complex characters and a compelling plot
  • Describe common children’s book plots
  • Employ strategies for improving characters and plot development
  • Rewrite effectively to strengthen your work
  • Identify sources for feedback on your writing and opportunities for professional development
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of different avenues for publication
  • Recognize the importance of submission guidelines

Estimated length: 1.5 hours
Access Time: 90 days
CEUs: .15
Delivery: Online
Cost: $29

Professional Development Institute

Janet M. Jones, Director, Professional Development Institute
570-945-8621

John P. Gorel, Director, Corporate Relations
570-945-8622

Email: pdi@keystone.edu

Keystone College reserves the right to cancel or postpone any program due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled, registrants will be notified and a refund will be processed. Requests for refunds for withdrawals must be submitted in writing five days prior to the start of the program. Refunds will not be issued for failure to attend a program.

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