Creative Writing Course for Children

With Olive O’Brien. Starting 13/10/2020

Start Date: 13th October 2020

Our courses are in huge demand and are filling up very quickly, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

This creative writing course for children is an online course and is suitable for 8-11 year old students.

The course is one-to-one and is carried out through email correspondence. The student doesn’t have to be online at a particular day or time.

It is divided up into six modules over the course of six weeks. The student will be given weekly notes, tips and assignments to help them. There is one assignment every week. Olive will read each assignment and the student will receive written feedback. However, the main thing is for the student to have fun when writing!

Module 1: We’ll look at the five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste and smell and the importance of observation when writing. We’ll also look at the importance of reading.

Module 2: Characters. The notes and assignment will allow students to build a character including a physical description, background, interests, dislikes, etc.

Module 3: Setting. If you think of a character in a book, they are in a setting, in a certain place or time. This module will show students how to use a setting for a story.

Module 4: Plot and endings. When you’re writing, there will be a plot, with a beginning, middle and end. Readers will want to find out what happens to the characters. We will also examine endings, which can often be the most difficult part of a story.

Module 5: Dialogue. This will include tips on how to write effective dialogue, as well as guidelines on dialogue layout and punctuation.

Module 6: How to revise a story.

If you have any further queries, you can check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email us at [email protected]

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About The Tutor

Olive O'Brien is an author and publisher. Olive has published three children's books, Perry the Playful Polar Bear, Perry the Polar Bear Goes Green and Eco Zico. She has also published a children's book app for the iPad. She has a Masters in Journalism and previously worked as a features writer and news reporter at The Sunday Business Post and Mid-Day newspaper. Olive blogs for and she is the director of Creative Writing Ink. Her eco-friendly book publishing company Silver Angel Publishing was shortlisted for the 2012 David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards and for the Green Communications Award 2012.


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Course Details

  • Start Date: 13/10/2020
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Price: 230 AUD