HOW TO WRITE FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES
The BEST COURSE CHOICE for those with a children's book idea and a desire to get published!
In this lively and fun course, author and mentor Steve Alcorn shows you how to achieve success. During the past two decades, Steve has helped more than 20,000 aspiring writers structure their stories, and many are now in print. You can be next!
Books by your instructor, Steve Alcorn
Children's books are fun to read, and delightful to write. Share yours with a child, grandchild or the public, by discovering the way to write compelling children's literature in the exciting, hands-on course.
Whether your goal is a picture book, storybook, middle reader or young adult novel, this course provides all the tools you need to succeed.
You'll discover the joys of all these different children's genres:
- Picture Books
- Concept Books
- Emergent Readers
- First Chapter Books
- Middle Readers
- Young Adult Novels
The course introduces you to great fiction and nonfiction children's books for all ages.
Step by step, you'll learn and practice:
- What Makes Great Children's Literature
- The Difference Between Story and Plot
- Dramatic Elements for Great Fiction
- Character Building
- Tips for Polishing Your Work
Once you've created your book, you'll learn how to:
- Find a publisher or agent
- Capitalize on the lucrative world of self-publishing
- Market your book for fun and profit!
In addition to the lessons, the course offers extensive supplemental materials, including reference lists of great children's books in all categories, and more than a hundred links to web resources vital to any children's author.
Over 1000 students have taken this course and rated it 5 out of 5 stars!
Whether this is your first children's book or you're an experienced author looking for new techniques, Writing for Children has what you need to get your idea published. Enroll now!
What are the requirements?
- Open to all aspiring writers, young or old, experienced or just getting started
What am I going to get from this course?
- Over 15 lectures and 3 hours of content!
- Downloadable, printable handouts and exercises
- 15 Discussion Areas where you can share your work and get feedback
- Turn Your Idea Into a Picture Storybook or Chapter Book
- Discover Your Dramatic Elements
- Develop Interesting Characters
- Construct Your Story in Three Acts
- Learn How To Write Effective Scenes
- Explore Viewpoint, Voice and Tense
- Get Published!
What is the target audience?
- First-Time Authors
- If Your Manuscript Needs Polish
- If Your Manuscript is Unfinished
- Authors Who Want to Get Published
Steve Alcorn is the author of many novels and non-fiction books. His publications include mysteries, young adult novels, a romance novel, children's books, history and non-fiction about theme park design, and the writer's guide How to Fix Your Novel.
Steve is also the CEO of Alcorn McBride Inc, the company that provides the audio and video systems used in nearly all of the world's theme parks. In his spare time he enjoys world travel, sculpture and music composition.
During the past decade he has helped more than 30,000 aspiring authors structure their novels. Many of his students are now published authors.
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A few of our favorite student reviews:
"If you have an idea for a book, but just can't get it together, this is the class for you. Steve Alcorn gives you the tools and the confidence to pull your ideas together and give them structure. Before you know it, you are inspired and writing. What a class! Steve Alcorn is a gifted instructor."
"It was nice to have an instructor who wasn't afraid to have fun right along with the students. For me, it created a relaxed environment where even the smallest question never felt out of place or foolish."
"I've told people that this class was life-changing when it comes to my ability to structure and complete a work of fiction. I always became blocked and wondered how people knew where their story was going next and how to make sure they were headed in the right direction. This answered all my questions and forced me to get to work on my idea. All around fantastic - worth every penny!"
"Can you see me? I'm giving you a standing ovation! Haven't done this much thinking, rethinking, breaking pencils, and eventually cheering since I graduated from college. Thank you for an inspiring and brilliant class!"