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Writing for Children - Bringing Your Story to Life

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About the Course

Learn the basics of constructing appealing works for children. We examine genre, plot, creating characters, writing great chapter hooks, how to write dialogue, keeping to word count, and editing your work.

A great place to start for any aspiring children's book author.

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"The teacher was knowledgeable and encouraging. Friendly, interactive, positive."
"Knowledgeable expert in the field who constructively provided feedback and encouragement."

About your tutor:
Tracey Hawkins is an award-winning author of children’s picture books. Tracey also writes novels, non-fiction and adult non-fiction works. She has lived in the Australian Capital Territory since 1983, where she has worked as a Policewoman with the Australian Federal Police Force and raised a family. Tracey has worked as a crime-writing advisor, columnist and consultant, and has been actively presenting to schools, hosting writing workshops and participating as a guest author at writing festivals for many years. 
Tracey has achieved great success in Australia and overseas with her picture books. In 2012 ‘Max Meets a Monster’ was chosen for Story time on the BBC Australia CBeebies Children’s Television program. Tracey is a May Gibbs Literature Trust Fellow and Coordinator of SCBWI ACT.


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