Breaking in to Writing for Children


Explore how to break in to writing for young readers in this seminar giving you a good foundation in what kids want and need at various age levels.

Remote Instruction
As few as 1 day

What you can learn.

  • Learn about the different kinds of books for different age levels
  • Learn how to research trends in publishing to understand the market
  • Understand how to keep your books relevant for young readers
  • Get insight how to best leave an impression on the next generation of readers

About this course:

There’s no question, children’s publishing is very writer friendly. From the carefully constructed simplicity of Board Books and Picture Books, through Easy Reads and Chapter Books on to Middle Grade, Young Adult and New Adult, the writer has many options. Start with the age range where you feel most comfortable and explore other genres at will. Of course, at any given time, there are “trends” and it pays to research them, explore them and write to them so as to be viable in the market place. Crafting books for children will also keep you honest as a writer. At any age, kids are highly inquisitive and very perceptive; one false note in your manuscript and they will pick it up. In this three hour seminar, we explore how to find your way in to writing for kids, examine different types of children’s writing, and celebrate your mission to leave an impression upon today’s youngest readers.

Summer 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

Remote instruction courses are taught online in real-time with regularly scheduled class meetings held via Zoom. Course materials can be accessed any time through an online learning platform.

Wait List
Saturday 10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Laurel van der Linde
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Internet access required. 

This course uses remote instruction.  As such, instructors use Zoom to offer a live class meeting at the designated time.  Students must be present at course meeting time to participate in the class.

Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Sat Jul 24, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT

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