Castles in the Sky - Writing Children's Books


Do you have an idea for a story you think kids would love? Do you often find yourself taking off on flights of fancy but not sure how to ground your ideas? Are you interested in learning more about the world of children’s publishing?

This eight-week course will give you a fresh approach to turning ideas into story by using memory and observation as inspiration. We will cover the essential elements of the picture book form as well as the chapter book form when writing for children. You will be given an overview of voice, creating convincing characters, pace, age appropriateness, theme, injecting tension and suspense, and story structure. 

An overview of the children’s publishing industry as well as submission guidelines and approaching publishers will also be covered. 

This course is suitable for students of any level. Just bring a sense of curiosity and willingness to explore the world of children’s storytelling!

The Creative Wordshop

10am - 12 noon Mondays
Suite 51, Level 1
164-170 Hunter Street
Newcastle (entry on Market St)

March 24
Writing Club