The children and youth writing market is a rich and vibrant one. We will focus on writing for readers aged 8 to 14 years, with a brief discussion for age groups younger than this. Examine the writing process from initial concept to finished work including how to turn ideas into stories, story structure, developing characters, the creation of outlines and the importance of editing and revision. You will also examine ways to research publishing houses where you can submit your work, cover letters, synopses and sample chapters.
This course may be included in one of Continuing Education’s many certificates. To apply for a certificate and/or for more information about certificate programs please go to: http://conted.ucalgary.ca/public/listCertificate.do?method=load
Course Learning Outcomes
By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
- Define the fundamentals of writing for children and young adults
- Turn your ideas into stories
- Create believable characters for your stories
- Identify the need for outlines and planning
- Appreciate the importance of editing and revision
- Appreciate the importance of research
- Create great beginnings and pace your story
- Research ways in which to submit your work to publishers
Prerequisites: BMC 352 Learning Online and WRI 140 Creative Writing Explorations.
It is not possible to register online for this course until you have successfully completed BMC 352 Learning Online or have a Learning Online Prerequisite Waiver in your profile. You may enrol in this course, by telephone, if you are enrolled in a section of BMC 352 that will be completed before this course begins.
Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)
- Creative Writing Certificate : Elective Courses