Feb 07, 2016
I am a beginner wantabee author and publisher, first steps are elementary, as I need. Self paced, life can get in the way. Instructors are wonderful, as are the guest speakers and interviewees Thanks.
Jul 17, 2017
This course introduces writing in an easy to understand way. The interviews with published authors are very insightful as well. The exercises are a great avenue to practice what the Mooc instruct
Sep 27, 2015
par Lizeth M•
Jan 08, 2016
Excellent! It has interviews from different writers - different cultures, too - and also has basic concepts to start writing. I loved it, it really felt like opening a treasure chest, literally!
par Purnima L•
Jan 28, 2018
Very salient points presented throughtout. Clear and concise advice. Liked the instructors and very helpful author video interviews.
par Virginia V•
May 14, 2016
This course is fantastic, it show me lots of things that end up help me with my work!
Mar 31, 2016
Very helpful and easy to follow
par Regina K•
Apr 01, 2016
par Luis L•
Nov 08, 2015
I loved this course. Although I was familiar with a most of the topics already. I think from way back at school, and also from some reading on my own, but it has been a while, so it was good to go through it again. The assignments were really good. Week 5, about publishing, was what was most new to me. Would be nice if there's a follow-up course on 'Publishing'.
One more thing, not sure why it's called 'Writing for young readers',.... I feel, there's not a lot specifically on writing for young readers.I'd say it's more like a (general) "introduction to writing stories". Still, this is a great course for anyone interested in starting to write.
par Zandrew S•
Feb 27, 2016
I'm not far into this course, but I believe it will be a great asset to any fledgling writers who want to write for children, or for more experienced writers who want to observe their craft under a new light. Very engaging and helpful.
par Momma-Amie R•
Apr 13, 2016
only just started this course but already enjoying it very much
par Christine C•
Jul 20, 2016
Writing for Young Readers course was very interesting and packed with great brainstorming topics to launch your writing assignments.
par Andrea S R L•
Feb 27, 2017
Un excelente curso para iniciarse en el mundo de escritura o para profundizar más en este ámbito.
par Jennifer A O•
Sep 08, 2015
Seemingly straightforward, but packed with information. Sometimes it takes two listens to the videos to realize how much is being taught. Valuable information that moved me forward on my quest to be a published children's author.
par Jeniffer V•
Apr 06, 2017
Curso excelente! Com ótimas dicas para melhorar como escritor.
par Marzieh A•
Jul 12, 2019
An amazing course for all writers.
par Eliana H•
Jul 18, 2019
I´m now even more motivated to be a writer. Thanks for open my mind and heart to writing again.
par Reshma M•
Jul 22, 2019
Great course. Let's you grow your interest in it and in your own pace. Very helpful for a beginner
par Dan Z•
Jul 25, 2019
Simple but very helpful! Great teachers and peer solidarity!
par Taylor M S•
Jul 29, 2019
I've only done the first week of this course, but I've already learned so much. It is such a great course and the workload is very light. I highly recommend taking this course.
par Kristen H•
Mar 15, 2019
Excellent information and overview from first draft to writing a query letter. I work in publishing but not in children's publishing, and I picked up a lot of new tricks from this course.
par Heissell R•
Oct 08, 2018
I enjoyed the guess interviews. A few times I looked them up on google to see what other books they had written. It was nice to see real life ex
par Mónica S•
Jun 15, 2017
I learned a lot in this course. It was really good
par Cecilia A•
May 09, 2016
This course has some very distinct and informative material which was terrific for learning about writing for young readers. I particularly found Maria Gill's modules very informative, encouraging and well presented.
What I found REALLY disheartening, was that we as students (who aren't qualified and at times, have questionable English literacy skills), were the ones who were given the task of assessing all of the assessments in this course. I was really hoping for feedback from the industry experienced course creators :( . The other thing that was frustrating is that 'word count' was a criteria. Some students were brutal in their grading because one was over the word count by a few words, so be aware of that, if you are going to undertake this 'course'.
This is not so much a course which leads to some sort of exam or qualification (dictionary.cambridge.org) but an independent information acquirement experience.
I learnt quite a lot about writing and publishing and would encourage you to do this course, as it does contain some great information and tips, just be aware that grading is based on newbies like us and sometimes the feedback can be a bit disheartening but just persevere and you will learn lots. These people really know what they are talking about.
par Nazanin M•
Aug 16, 2016
Loved this course! I just wished there was a better system for peer reviews, because I couldn't get any helpful tips or feedbackthrough them.
par Ejikeme J O•
Aug 14, 2016
I Love this Course. It challenges me to write. It makes me believe I can be a good writer, may be an author.
Thank you Commonwealth Education Trust Team.
par Johana T M K•
Aug 24, 2015
It was good tips. it has really interesting interviews. It was been really positive experience and encouraging to keep writing.