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How To Write for Children!


a home study course from

The Writers Bureau


 The Writers Bureau is part of the STT group of colleges


Learn how to write for children


Writing for children is one of the most exciting, challenging, fulfilling and fun types of writing you can do. It’s also an area which is growing in demand and offers many opportunities for writers.

However, writing for children is not an easy option. They are the severest critics and notoriously difficult to please.

This is where we can help. Writing for children – like all writing – is a skill that can be learned. We provide you with a course that is dedicated to this area of writing along with a published children’s writer as your tutor to guide you.

So, if you want to write for children, have the thrill of seeing your name in print and get paid for your work, this is the place to start.


For your free information pack click here >>>


Writing For Children



Code: STSC      Course Fees: £354
Easy Payment Terms:
£42 deposit plus £18 postage and packing = £60 then £52 per month for the following 6 months making £372 in all

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Certificate In Writing for Children

Writing for children has its own special skills and techniques and this course will teach them to you.

Successful children’s writers come from all walks of life. All you need is a genuine desire to write, some creative imagination and the willingness to put in the time and effort required. If you have these qualities then we can give you the techniques and know-how that you need to find success.

We give you a course that has been developed and written by professional children’s writers. You have detailed guidance from expert tutors, constructive help to improve your writing and a flexible study programme to suit your circumstances.

When you combine your enthusiasm and creative talents with our expertise, it gives you a very good chance of becoming a successful children’s writer.

For full course synopsis click here >>>


Your Tuition

One of the key aspects to getting the most out of your course is the quality of your tuition. All STT tutors are experienced in teaching by distance learning and have been specially trained by us to help you.

Your tutor for this course will be an experienced children's writer. It is their job to help you in any way they can to make your work publishable.

You will be advised, as needed, on:

• your style
• the subject matter
• the presentation
• grammar
• how to improve your work – if improvement is necessary
• how to avoid the common errors and mistakes that so many beginners make

Your tutor will give you constructive comment and will help you be objective and realistic in your approach to your work. At the same time they will provide motivation and encouragement.

We have brought together a professional tuition service and an effective course so that you can work towards a Certificate in Writing for Children. But, not only will you gain a Certificate, you’ll also gain confidence in your writing abilities, a deeper knowledge of how the publishing world works and, hopefully, see your name in print.


For your free information pack click here >>>

Who Should Take This Course?

The course is suitable for anyone who wants to try their hand at writing for children. This includes those who have never tried writing before.

However, even if you have had your writing published before, this course will show you how to find new markets and give you the chance to make the most of the opportunities that come your way.

Entry Requirements

No previous qualifications or experience are needed to enrol.

Course Objectives

In your course you deal with every aspect of writing for children. You’ll learn:

• how to generate ideas
• how to develop your plot
• about creating realistic characters and believable worlds
• different techniques for fiction and non-fiction
• the right language and tone for different age groups
• how to write novels, picture books, story books, puzzle and activity books, articles and poetry
• how to sell your writing, present a manuscript, analyse your markets, contact editors and more

Plus, we give you practical suggestions that can make all the difference between rejection and success

For a full course synopsis click here >>>

Follow-on Training


We have a whole range of other writing courses you may wish to try.

Click here for further details >>>


Because we have full confidence in the course and tuition service, we are able to make your enrolment as risk free as possible by giving you this triple guarantee:

1. If you have not earned your tuition fees from published writing within six months of completing your course, your full course fees will be refunded.

2. You have the course on 15-day inspection. If you are not completely satisfied with it, just return it within 15 days of receipt and your money will be refunded in full.

3. We will give you a £10 refund for every written assignment that is not assessed properly by your tutor (failing agreement between us arbitration is available). This is in addition to any refund you may eventually claim under the first guarantee.

Start Studying Right Away When You Enrol Online

Anyone can enrol on this course. You do not need any special qualifications or background and you can start whenever it suits you.

There is no fixed enrolment date so you can start as soon as you are ready. Plus, you can study where and when you like – in the UK or abroad, at home, in the library or at work.

And, by enrolling online you can be studying in just five minutes. The first sections are available as soon as your payment has been accepted.

Your course materials are sent to you by post and should arrive within seven working days in the UK or 28 working days if you are overseas.


For your free information pack click here >>>


Code: STSC      Course Fees: £354
Easy Payment Terms:
£42 deposit plus £18 postage and packing = £60 then £52 per month for the following 6 months making £372 in all

Enrol Now


Alternatively telephone our fast enrolment facility (credit/debit cards only). Just call our 24hr freephone line: 0800 856 2008 (UK only) or if you are overseas please call 44 161 819 9911 during office hours.


WB Online Student Community

As soon as you’ve enrolled you will become a member of our online student community, which is an easy way to contact other students and keep in touch with the college.

For more information about the WB 
online community click here >>>

See What Students Say

“Just update on another success. My story for 6-9 year olds has been published on the BBC Bristol website. (by changing as1 to as2 then as3 and as4 you will see all four parts of the story)”
M Day

“I'm thrilled to have just received a letter from the editor of School Journal in New Zealand, accepting my story, Marama's Dog for publication! She says "It's a simply told and touching story, which will raise some interesting questions for young readers. I hope we'll see more of your work."

School Journal is read by primary school children in every school in New Zealand, and in some of the Pacific Islands, and is a respected, good-quality publication. I'm absolutely chuffed!


The payment is to be NZ$485 (about £168) for first publication rights, so that goes most of the way towards covering my course fees!

Thank you very much for your advice and support, which has made it possible for me to have a story published.”
G Fortune

“When I began the course, I think I liked the idea of writing more than the actual process. By the time I’d read the first module, I was inspired! Each segment has taught me so much. Writing has come alive for me. I am due to retire in January and my big ambition is to have my children’s book published.”
P Holness


For your free information pack click here >>>

Code: STSC      Course Fees: £354
Easy Payment Terms:
£42 deposit plus £18 postage and packing = £60 then £52 per month for the following 6 months making £372 in all

Enrol Now

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Course Summary:

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Length: 14 modules 

Number of Tutor 
Marked Assignments
: 15 
Maximum Course Time
4 years 
15 Day Trial, refund if you don’t make your course fees back from published writing and £10 refund if an assignment is not marked properly
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