Fiction Writing for Children eCourse


Learn How to Write for Kids, Learn How to Submit a Book, and Learn about Book Marketing

Writing Children's Fiction

Learning to write fiction for children takes work, as with any writing genre, you need to learn the craft of writing. But, with writing for children, there are rules and tricks unique to the genre. And, there are genres within genres for children’s writing.

Maybe you’d like to write bedtime stories, maybe picture books are your dream. Or, you might want to write books for middle graders or young adult – there are a variety of genres to choose from within the children’s writing arena.

This four-week e-course includes:

•    All the basics and more of writing fiction for children, finding a publisher or agent, and marketing books
•    Editing Books Like a Pro
•    How to Create an eBook – Offer it for Free, Promote and Sell It
•    Any updates to the course
•    Feedback on each assignment in the form of a critique and some basic editing

Fiction Writing for Children discusses everything related to writing fiction for children – it’s a detailed ‘writing, publishing, and book marketing’ map from Point A to Point Z.

Take a look at the each Module:

Section One: Choosing Your Target Audience

Introduction to Writing Children’s Fiction
Choosing Your Target Audience
Writing Children’s Books: Genre Differences
Writing Children’s Books: Genres Within Genres
Finding Children’s Story Ideas
Writing for Young Children: Ten Basic Rules
Critiques are Essential
Writing Conferences, Workshops, Books, Magazines, and Articles
Your Assignment

Section Two: Grabbing Your Reader’s Attention

The Story Beginning Basics
Story Beginning Examples
Creating a Story: Two Different Formulas
Rewriting a Folktale
Your Assignment

Section Three: Building Your Character and Dialogue

Action / Reactions
Description – Imagery
Creating a Three Dimensional Character
Showing vs. Telling
Writing for Children – Finding Age Appropriate Words
Your Assignment

Section Four: Story Fundamentals and Strengthening the Middle

Introduction: Writing a Story
Story Fundamentals
Strengthening the Middle
Looking at Examples
Upping the Stakes Ups the Tension / Antagonist / Subplots
Balance in Writing: The Major Elements
What Makes a Good Story: Plot Driven or Character Driven?
Theme and Your Story
Your Assignment

Section Five: Bringing it Home – A Sound Ending

Finding the Ending
Examining Endings
Recommended Reading
Being a Writer: Learn the Craft of Writing
Writing Goals, Detours, and Opportunity Costs
Your Assignment

Section Six: How to Revise and Edit, Research and Find a Publisher

Introduction to Lesson Six
Revisions and Editing
Ten Tips Checklist for Self-editing
Final Stages of Self-editing
Five Writing Exercises
Exercise Answers
A Guide to Hiring a Freelance Editor
The Manuscript’s Finishing Touches
Researching Publishers and Submissions
A Bit About Self-Publishing: Before You Self-Publish
Aim for Writing Success and Persevere
Lesson Six Resources
Lesson Six Assignment

Section Seven: From Contract to Editor to Sales

Writing Books for Children: From Contract to Working with the Editor to Sales to a Writing Career
Create Visibility Before Getting Published
Book Marketing: Visibility and Platform Basics
10 Essential Steps to an Effective Website
3 Keywords Needed to Create an Effective Website

Section Eight: Lots of Writing and Marketing Bonus Resources

Helpful Online Sites
Writing Article Links
Writing Resources and Online Tools
Books and eBooks
Writing and Marketing Programs, eCourses, and Services

The End and a Bonus Article: Picture Book or Children’s Magazine Article?

Fiction Writing for Children: Learn How to Write for Kids, Learn How to Submit a Book, and Learn about Book Marketing comes in 170+ pages of pure content – there are NO interior images within the course.


You will receive two modules per week. And, you will get a review and critique of your assignments. In addition, I will answer 2 emailed questions per week for the duration of the class.

NOTE: Since anything can happen in cyberspace, if you have any problem at all with receiving Lesson One, please contact me immediately at (you can even call me at 347—-834—-6700).  I’ll send you the Lesson personally!


PLEASE NOTE: If you’d like a phone consult during the class, it is at a reduced rate of $30 for up to 30 minutes. That will be billed separately.

Payment service fees if incurred, such as with PayPal, will be added to the prices quoted.