Online writing courses

Develop your writing craft, skills and confidence under the expert tutelage of our top course leaders





Learn from published children’s authors

Develop your writing craft and gain industry insights through our range of online writing courses, suitable for novices through to more experienced writers of Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult novels. Led by published authors with Q&As and feedback from literary agents, access knowledge and advice from experts in children’s fiction.

Courses are mostly led on text-based platform Slack. Slack is an accessible and inclusive platform that enables writers to re-visit course content and support one another beyond the final session.

Write rhyming Picture Books with Catherine Emmett

6-week online course exploring everything that you need to know about writing rhyming picture books. 

For writers of all levels wanting to master the art of metre, rhythm, and rhyme – and engaging a young audience.

Write Picture Books with Clare Helen Welsh

7-week online course taking you from concept to creation of writing picture books, with a guest agent. 

For writers of all levels wanting to develop their picture book writing skills and learn more about the industry.

Advanced Picture Book course with Clare Helen Welsh

Going beyond the fundamentals, level-up your writing skills via an advanced picture book course, with a guest agent.

For more experienced writers who have already written a picture book but want to polish it ready for submission to literary agents.

Missed out on a course?

If the course is sold out or you can’t make the dates, sign up to our waiting list with no obligation, but first refusal on new course dates.

Want to learn at your own pace?

A combination of written resources and videos, our untutored courses are designed by course leaders and available to access anytime, anywhere, for fully flexible learning.

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