Short course: Writing Children’s and Teenage Fiction

So I’m running this course with Writing West Midlands, for all aspiring children’s authors out there….


Short Course: Writing Children’s and Teenage Fiction


23 October – 4 December 2014 (excluding 13th November), Thursdays, 6 – 8pm


Moseley Exchange, 149-153 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham. B13 8JP.

Would you like to write the next Horrid Henry, Harry Potter or Hunger Games? Join Leila Rasheed for this six week evening course which will use writing games and exercises to explore the exciting and diverse field of children’s literature, and literature for teenage readers. Topics covered will include: creating unforgettable characters, inventing original plots, shaping scenes and stories for maximum tension, using genre and busting genres, creating powerful story through point of view, finding your theme, understanding age ranges and writing ‘within hearing’ of children and teenagers. The course will also briefly cover market trends and issues in UK children’s publishing.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is for adults who would like to write fiction for children and teenagers. It does not cover picture books.

Leila Rasheed is the author of three books for ages 9 -12, published by Usborne, and several publisher-led novels for children and teenagers (8 published in 2 years!). She teaches Writing at the University of Warwick, where she gained a distinction in an MA in Writing. She also has an MA in Children’s Literature. Previously she was children’s bookseller for Waterstone’s in Brussels.

£99 for all six sessions. /

BOOK:  0121 245 4455 /

About Leila

Author of Chips, Beans and Limousines and other books for children and young people. Director of Megaphone writer development programme:

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