Want to write a children's book

Want to write a children’s book ? With Cathy Lewis

Cost: £85

Course start date: 9th January 2018

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Duration Day Date/Time Room Tutor
5 Weeks
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Studio 3 Cathy Lewis


Want to write a children’s book ? Then why not make it your New Year’s resolution to start realising your dream...? In this creative writing course, we’ll explore what makes a successful children’s book. A book that hooks children’s interest, ignites their imagination – and stays with them long after they’ve finished reading it. We’ll look at creating characters, plot, mood and dialogue, and targeting your story for specific age groups. But most of all, the workshop will be fun and relaxed, with lots of opportunities for you to write – and let your imaginations fly! The course is suitable whether you’re a complete beginner, or if you’re already underway with your manuscript. We’ll focus on everything from picture books to novels for 9-12 year olds.

Tutor biography Cathy Lewis has always earned her living from writing, from journalism and marketing, to copywriting in the museums and heritage world. Her career took a new turn after gaining an MA Distinction in Writing for Children at Winchester University, when she began to specialise in writing children’s publications. Some of her work includes: • Editor of the National Trust’s children’s newsletter, Trust Tracks • Author of Wild Things, a National Trust series of children’s wildlife books • Author of children’s guidebooks and trails for many heritage sites including Winchester Cathedral, the Tank Museum, Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum, the Jurassic Coast Trust, and the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site . Cathy recently published her first children’s novel, The Boy Who Hears Things.

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