Sunday, 30 October 2011
Writing for Children
Amanda's now giving up teaching the course, and I'm very honoured to have been asked to take over. It runs for ten weeks, starting January 17 or April 24; it will cover many aspects of writing for children, from picture books to Young Adult. It's for everyone, whether you're aiming for publication or just want to get out of the house on a Tuesday evening.
One of the most fun aspects of preparing for the course was thinking of a list of recommended books. There were so many I could have chosen, but in the end I picked the following:
Auslander - Paul Dowswell
Tall Story - Candy Gourlay
The Tiger Who Came to Tea Judith Kerr
The Cat Mummy Jacqueline Wilson
Charmed Life Diana Wynne Jones
How I Live Now Meg Rosoff
Showbiz Sensation: Showbiz Superstar (Stunt Bunny) Tamsyn Murray
There are so many other books I could have chosen, but this is a list with picture books and chapter books to YA, male and female protagonists, fantasy, historical, dystopia, realism, humour,
I'm excited about taking this new step - and a little nervous too. I've often thought I'd like to take the course again - never imagined this would be how. If you're interested in signing up, details are here.