Week 0: An introduction to Teams.
Week 1: Introduction to writing for children.
What makes a children’s book a children’s book?
How do adults write for children?
Week 2: Finding your inner ( fictional) child. Understanding the child reader: what are they like and what do they like? (text extracts)
Week 3: Finding your voice 1: Exploring point of view (text: 'Millions' by Frank Cottrell Boyce, Macmillan 2008).
Week 4: Finding your voice 2: Exploring character: the subversive child: ( text: 'Princess BMX' by Maria Basting, Chicken House 2019).
Week 5: Finding your voice 3: Exploring character: the investigative child: (text 'Small Change for Stuart' by Lissa Evans, Corgi Children's 2012).
Week 6: Finding your voice 4: Exploring character: the everyman child ( text: 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone' by JK Rowling, Pottermore Publishing, 2015).
Week 7: Finding your flow: Exploring how to keep your narrative alive. (text: extracts)
Week 8: Finding your story 1 : Exploring the mysteries of plotting – the seven main plots ( text: extracts)
Week 9: Finding your story 2: Exploring the mysteries of plotting – how to organise your thoughts.
Week 10: Finding your confidence: How do we as adults write for children? Summary of techniques and approaches learned.