Writing for Children

Writing for Children

Massachusetts Bay Community College

$119.00 Enroll Now!

Instructor-Led Course
Hours: 24
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Start Dates: Nov 12, Dec 10, Jan 21, Feb 18
8,209 Students
have taken this course.

About This Course

Join author and writing mentor Steve Alcorn and discover what you need to know to write for children.  If you're a beginning writer, this course will help you transform your book idea into a finished product that could potentially land in the hands of an editor or agent. And if you're already a successful writer, this course will help you explore new opportunities and markets for your work.

You'll explore the changing world of children's literature and understand the various formats, including picture books, chapter books, middle grade or young adult novels. You'll get insights from publishing professionals to gain a better understanding of the needs of today's market.  You'll receive valuable tips about creating your manuscript, and even practice writing a query letter to submit to a publisher.

By the time you finish this course, you'll have all the tools and resources you'll need to begin navigating the world of children's publishing and to continue growing as a writer for children.


About The Instructor

Steve Alcorn

Steve Alcorn is the published author of a wide range of fiction and nonfiction works. During the past decade he has helped more than 10,000 students turn their story ideas into reality, and many of his students have published novels they developed in his classes. His children's books include the mystery A Matter of Justice, the historical novel Everything in Its Path, and Travel Kid, an illustrated journal of his daughter's travels around the world. When he isn't writing and teaching, Steve is the CEO of Alcorn McBride Inc., a leading theme park design company.

Review

As a person just trying to understand the industry and write her first manuscript, I found the class extremely helpful.

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