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, apart from Jenny Pearson’s WriteStart, which takes place on Zoom. Slack is an accessible and inclusive platform that enables writers to re-visit course content and support one another beyond the final session.

Start writing a children’s book with Jenny Pearson

5-week online course to guide you away from a blank page towards the first spark of an idea.

For beginners looking to learn the basic building blocks of writing or more advanced writers looking for a refresher.

Edit your novel with Lindsay Galvin

8-week online course that explores techniques and processes to successfully edit your writing.

For intermediate to advance writers who want to become better editors.

Preparing for submission with Aisha Bushby

6-week online course to help you find the perfect literary agent for your children’s book, with guest agent Q&A and feedback.

For intermediate to advance writers who want their manuscript to have the best chance of success when on submission to agents.

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.

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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