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À propos du cours

This course is for curious students and aspiring authors with a passion for writing for young readers. Participate in a dynamic online community of writers as you experiment with your own writing and develop your voice. This course will guide you with a combination of video lectures, online readings, peer reviews, and guest appearances from world-renowned children’s authors. As you work through the writing exercises, you will give and receive feedback from your peers and gain tools and techniques for improving your writing. During this course you will identify stories that matter to you, explore cultural significance and boundaries, and shape your identity as a writer; become familiar with standard elements of narrative (character, setting, plot, theme, language, dialogue, point of view); reflect on your own work and practice essential self-editing skills; see the different ways in which words and art interact, and the possibilities of longer narrative forms; come away with practical insights into publishing options; and create a plan for pursuing your enthusiasm for writing. By the end of the course, you will have ten to twelve extracts of writing that you can develop into a portfolio. Join a dynamic community of many voices from around the world. Find inspiration in your own voice, heart, and place so that you can tell the stories for young readers you’ve always wanted to tell....

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6 févr. 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.

16 juil. 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

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par Martin P

7 sept. 2015

The general advice given is very good and useful, and the section

par David M

1 sept. 2017

Añadiría textos en español o la opción de subtitular los textos.

par Dominique P

5 sept. 2015

interesting and clear !

For all levels of English

Good experience

par Sudha D

15 sept. 2015

Many more Handouts to refer can improve the course much better

par Kattia C

31 août 2015

Very good Training! Lots of examples and practical knowledge.

par TONY E 1

28 juin 2020

Its a very effective MOOC to enhance the writing skills.

par Katy S

31 août 2015

This was a very helpful course, as well as entertaining.

par Ekaterina K

5 sept. 2015

The course is helpful for begining writers. Thank you.

par Mónica S

15 juin 2017

I learned a lot in this course. It was really good

par C L

3 oct. 2015

I'm learning to write a book which is great.

par P R R

29 juin 2020

Great way of explanation of the topics.

par Kawaiisquishy • 9 y a

15 oct. 2017

Good explanation for non native speaker

par Nguyễn M T

10 nov. 2015

Great, this course upgraded my view.

par Cátia B

27 juin 2016

I loved it all!

par Karina N L

12 nov. 2016

Very good :)

par Meredith F

30 août 2015

Great class!

par Sara M S V

23 mai 2020


par Rebecca F

3 sept. 2015

I want to give it 3 1/2 starts - sometimes the modules seem really segmented and you spend half the time repeating the same ideas or recapping the course material (that was new that week!).

While the assessment tasks were great exercises, the fact that they're peer-reviewed means that the feedback you get is often unhelpful or poorly informed.

It was a good course to do, but I don't think it's really going to change anyone's life (and I would encourage people to not take the peer feedback too seriously!).

par Arlene H

16 févr. 2021

I enjoyed the course a lot. However, I found that some of the peer reviews were extremely subjective and not really an honest critique of the work. Language barriers were the biggest setback as were the fact that peers are not qualified in critique methods, myself included. It would be extremely valuable for a qualified reviewer to comment on our work and give us the type of feedback we are looking for so we can improve our work.

par Aurelien T

30 sept. 2015

Far too basic in content. It's clearly aimed at people with next to no experience at all on writing and publishing! However, it still is insightful and inspirational as, 'Writing for Young Readers' is taught by two established children writers and, packed with interviews of other writers from all around the world. A nice introduction but, just that -an introduction. If you have experience writing (for children or else)

par Jennifer F

27 juil. 2020

Course Material is good, particularly the last module and David Hill's author interviews. I would suggest that you limit the uploadable file format to pdf because I'm wary of grading documents that are not pdfs that I have to download to read. For example, instead of an enquiry letter a student submitted an anime image, and I can't tell is that a misunderstanding or a joke.

par Sue L

12 déc. 2016

While I found the content and instructors to be very good, I don't feel I received any true constructive criticism that will help me with my writing. I would have preferred having an instructor review my work and provide proper feedback. I understand it costs to have someon

par Alexander S

5 févr. 2016

A good but simple introduction to writing. The instructors (particularly David) are friendly and helpful - it's just that nothing is dealt with in any great depth. However, that helps make it good as an introduction.

par Around H

22 déc. 2020

I enjoyed the assignments and reading the other peoples work. I would love to hear from the instructors personally on my work. It is good to read others writing and get some feed back.