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Writing Children’s and Young Adult’s Fiction

  • Level(s) of Study: Short course
  • Start Date(s): 20 January 2022 / 8 August 2022
  • Duration: Thursdays 6 – 8:30 pm, ten weeks or Monday to Friday, 10 am - 4 pm, one week
  • Study Mode(s): Short course
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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Introduction:

This course will be a clear starting point for anyone who wishes to write for children and young adults, but doesn’t know where to begin.


The course is aimed at beginners who have a great imagination for characters, places and plots who want to turn these into competent, captivating pieces of writing.

It will help you develop a personal style to your work, comparing and contrasting your approach with successful writers today.

Through group discussions and critiques, you’ll explore the process, creativity and business of writing for children and young adults, and how you can develop your role in this exciting world.

What will you gain?

You’ll leave with a firm understanding of how to write for a younger audience, along with various samples of your writing to be developed further.

Indicative maximum class size: 14

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you’ll study

During this course, you will:

  • be introduced to the basics of writing for children and young adults
  • take part in a various of short exercises in the classroom and at home
  • explore narrative voice, plot and point of view
  • learn how to find inspiration
  • develop a piece of writing, and create a plan of what to do with it after the course.

Campus and facilities

Entry requirements

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: An idea for a story is useful (but not essential) to have in advance of the course, but equally you can use this course to generate the first spark of an idea.

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: An idea for a story is useful (but not essential) to have in advance of the course, but equally you can use this course to generate the first spark of an idea.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £395.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £395.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

How to apply