TUTOR: Olive O’Brien has published three children’s books and a book app for the iPad. Olive has a Masters in Journalism and worked as a features writer and news reporter. She blogs for hellomagazine.com and also is the director of Creative Writing Ink. Her book publishing company Silver Angel Publishing was shortlisted for the 2012 David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards and for the Green Communications Award 2012.
DURATION: 6 weeks
Start Date: 15th August 2017
Places are strictly limited to 10 participants – 3 places remaining
This one-to-one online creative writing course for children is suitable for 8-11 year olds. (Note that if you’re an adult and would like to write for children or young adults, this isn’t the relevant course and you might like our other creative writing courses, such as the writing for children course or the beginners course).
The online creative writing course for children is carried out through email correspondence, so a student doesn’t have to be online at a set time/day.
The course is divided up into six modules. The student will be given notes, tips and exercises every week to help them. Each exercise will be read by Olive and the student will receive written feedback. There is one exercise per week. However, the main thing is for the student to have fun when writing!
Module One will look at the five senses, sight, sound, touch, taste and smell and the importance of observation when writing. We’ll also talk about the importance of reading.
In the second week we’ll look at characters. Students will have a chance to write about a character including the character’s physical description, background, etc.
Module 3 will look at setting. If you take a character in a book, that character is in a setting, in a certain place or time. Week 3 will show the student how to use a setting for a story.
Module 4 will talk about plot and endings. When you’re writing, there will be a plot, with a beginning, middle and end. Students will have an opportunity to come up with a plot of their own. We’ll also talk about how to end a story effectively.
In Week 5, we will look at dialogue and students can practice writing a conversation between two characters.
In the final module, we’ll look at how to revise and improve your work.
“My boy took your writing course for children. His writing has improved so much that he has been getting consistently higher marks for his schoolwork. This one got read out by his teacher in class recently. I am sure you can see him applying your dialogue and description tips! I just want to say thank you very much!” Stephenie Lee.
“I really enjoyed the Creative Writing Course for Children. Olive O’Brien is really friendly and kind. She gave me a lot of praise, which has encouraged me to write more. She also told me where I can improve and that was really helpful. I learned a huge amount in a short time and I think I have improved. I read far more than I did before and I’ve got lots of suggestions for other books I can read. I’ve also been given the address of lots of helpful websites. The course is a lot of fun and it’s sad when it ends, but I have all my lessons and work saved so that I can go back to it whenever I want to. I am definitely going to carry on writing stories and I’m going to read a lot. I’ve already started! I recommend the course to everyone. Thank you.” Nancy
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Our next Online Creative Writing Course for Children (8-11) course starts on 15/08/2017
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