Creative Writing Course for Children (7-12)

TUTOR: Emma Read is a children’s author and creative writing mentor and tutor. Her debut novel for young readers, Milton the Mighty, was one of The Times’ Best Children’s Books of 2019. It also won the N. Somerset Teachers Award and was shortlisted for the Bath Children’s Novel Award. Other published works include short stories and flash fiction.
Emma provides mentoring to unagented writers and, when possible, also runs in-person workshops for schools, libraries and festivals.

Next course starts on August 11th, 2022 – 1 place remaining

Price: €150

DURATION: 6 weeks

We are currently experiencing a high demand for our creative writing course for children. We therefore recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment.

The course is limited to 10 participants.

You don’t have to be based in Ireland to take this course. We accept students from around the world.

You don’t have to be online at any particular time or day. Instead, this children’s creative writing course is carried out through email correspondence, so you can read the notes whenever it suits you. There will be weekly notes and assignments over the course of six weeks. Your tutor will read each assignment and provide written feedback.

Note: The tutor will email you on the course start date with you first module; please check your Spam/Junk folder for this email.

This is a course for children aged 7-12.

When you have processed the payment, please email us at with your child’s name and age.


Module 1: So, Seriously – Storytelling?

An introduction to stories – why do we tell them, have we always told them, and
where can we find them? Hint, they are all around us!

Module 2: Inspiration and Ideas

Where do ideas come from and how can we seek them out. How do we know if an
idea is a good one? Including what you can do if you can’t think of any!

Module 3: Creating Characters

In this module we’ll learn how to make people! We’ll make them feel real, authentic,
and right for their story. Then we’ll give them something to do.

Module 4: Wonderful Worlds

How to invent a whole new place – from the ordinary, to the out-of-this-world. We’ll
look at different environments, how to describe them, and how to make them feel
real – even if they are utterly incredible!

Module 5: Solid Structures

A quick look at how to construct a plot for your story, as well as exploring writing craft
techniques to perfect your dialogue and presentation.

Module 6: Prose, plays, poems, and pictures

We’ll finish by looking at how to combine the course modules into your preferred
form of storytelling, be it narrative, script, poetry, or graphic novel/comic.

With homework assignments and stretch-goals for older writers.

If you have any further queries, you can email us at

Our cancellation/refund policy may be viewed here.

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