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Writing Workshop - Hunter Writers Centre


Writing for the Children’s Market

with Jess Black


Writing for children means thinking about your own past, while staying in touch with young people of today.

 Michael Rosen


As a writer for children this is the line you will walk – using your own memories of life but making them relevant to a new generation of children. It means staying open to the world around you and in touch with the child inside you while being a savvy sales person.

An introduction to the market of children’s publishing, what publishers look for and what sells and why. This course will help you find the hook for your idea, pitch a story and write a synopsis. You’ll also learn about themes and language suited to different age groups and basic story structure for writing for children.

Saturday October 31st
City Library
10am - 2pm