Write a children's story - FULL

Online West

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults who are interested in learning how to write children’s books. Complete beginners are welcome. A great opportunity to write a children’s story. What were your favourites? Take a look at children’s stories and see what the main character(s) get up to! See how you can make the storyline fun, interesting and even educative! It can be unusual, imaginative, fantastical and even witty!

This course is offered online to support continued learning during lockdown.

Please note if/when lockdown is lifted this course may be redirected to face to face learning.

The time and day will remain the same, along with your tutor.

The venue for direct learning will be online.

Course content

You will look first hand at how children’s stories are constructed; noting how potentially complex ideas can be put across simply. You will take part in discussions; create a main character and your own storyline in an imaginative & fun way.

Support and feedback

Your tutor will be advising you throughout the workshop and will suggest possible progression routes and other Learn Devon courses which may be suitable.

Additional costs and requirements

Pen and paper or laptop.

No extra costs.

You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged over 19 on 31st August 2018 and your household income below £15,276 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details. 

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Hopefully this workshop will be your springboard into completing your children’s story.

About the tutor

Jill teaches Creative Writing for Learn Devon, including fiction, autobiographical & biographical pieces and poetry. Jill has taught in a number of different settings: ranging from schools to adult and community learning centres.

She has a Masters in Education, specialising in inclusion and dyslexia, and is always looking for different ways for people to access their creativity and be innovative.

“With story writing, it is always about being fresh, authentic and creative!”

“My greatest love is to help people develop their creativity and explore their imagination using a number of genres and techniques.”

Jill Hobbs, MA.Ed., Adv.Dip.SEN., AMBDA

Start date26 Nov 2020
End date26 Nov 2020
Start time12:30
End time15:00
Concessions not available