Over seven weeks this online course will give anyone interested in writing fiction for children and young adults the tools to create a fantastic novel. Through a combination of teaching, practical exercises, and feedback on their writing, participants will develop their understanding of children’s fiction, and explore how to structure and develop their story using the concept of the hero’s journey.
Tutor Jenny Alexander has written scores of books for children and adults, both fiction and non-fiction. She teaches creative writing, both independently and for major organisations such as the Society of Authors and the Arvon Foundation. She has written four books on the art and craft of writing and has a monthly column, ‘Free-range writing through the year’, in Writing Magazine.