Writing for Children

Writing for Children

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Writing for Children – Sydney Course

In this short course you will learn about the word lengths, genres, formats and markets for short stories, poems, picture books and chapter books written for children in today’s competitive publishing world.

The Writing for Children course will allow you to workshop your writing in an interactive group environment. You will learn how to storyboard a picture book as well as plot a chapter book and understand the elements of a short story.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

You will:

  • Storyboard a picture book
  • Write a poem suitable for children
  • Plot a chapter book
  • Understand the elements of a short story
  • Discover markets for your work
  • Learn how to write a query letter
  • Workshop your writing with the group

Course Outcome

At the end of the course, students will understand how to write, edit and submit a short story/poem/picture book for publication.

What to bring

Please bring a:

  • Pen and notepad
  • Other Information: No textbook required. Comprehensive course notes provided.


A proficiency in written English is essential for this Writing for Children course.

No prior writing experience is neccessary. This course is also suitable for people who have completed an introductory creative writing course.

Delivery Mode

The course will include a variety of writing exercises, group discussions, and handouts.