Discover the secrets successful authors use to write bestselling children’s stories!

Achieve Your Dreams

How to Write Children’s Stories

Writing a children’s book is a life’s ambition for many people. Yet, few ever achieve that dream.

Why? Most, burdened by family and work commitments, simply don’t have the time and energy left to write. Others carry wonderful ideas around in their head, yet have no clue how to turn them into words that children would want to read.

If this is you, then we understand exactly how you feel. There’s nothing more frustrating than having a good idea for a children’s story, yet not being able to get started.

Tired, frustrated and disheartened, you end up feeling like a failure because you can’t seem to find the time, energy or inspiration to write. And when you do, the words never seem to turn out the way you wanted them to.

If you’ve always wanted to write a children’s story but have struggled to get started…

…here’s hope!

Share the secrets

Practical, In-Depth Course

Until now, the only ways to learn the ‘secrets’ of writing children’s stories was to attend expensive classes, hire a writing coach to guide you, or piece together scraps of information from across the internet.

The big problem with these methods is they can be incredibly expensive, hugely time intensive, and completely overwhelming.

For a beginner children’s writer, it just isn’t worth the risk.

These problems made us appreciate the need for a practical, in-depth course that anyone could follow in their own time and at their own pace.

We persuaded some of the world’s top children’s authors and editors to share their secrets and work closely with us to create a superb step-by-step course packed with expert guidance for all those would-be writers.

People just like you…

The Result? The Write Storybooks for Children online course, which gives you all the guidance and intensive, in-depth help you need to write children’s books – even if you haven’t written a thing since high school.

Discover How To…


Develop An Idea


Choose An Age Group


Structure A Storyline


Create A Plot


Construct Dialogue


Decide Upon A Style


Find A Good Illustrator


Avoid Mistakes That Annoy Editors


Be Noticed By Publishers

Thorough Guidance

Discover How To…

Artistic & Practical

Capture Children’s Hearts

You’ll learn the little knacks of shaping or pacing a story, the effective adjectives that make a character leap off the page and into children’s hearts and imaginations, the little-known approaches that make the difference between a publisher tossing your story on the reject pile or reading your work straight away and so much more.

This advice is artistic and creative. Yet it also offers you shrewd practical help on how to write in a way that will appeal to children and publishing editors alike, how to market your work to publishers and how to write in a disciplined, thoroughly professional way.

In this packed 18-module online writing for children course, authors, editors and publishers alike pass their secrets on to you.

Insightful learning

Secrets Such As…


Getting Started

How to get started on that all important first page – the tips and tricks you need.

Vital facts

The vital facts you MUST know before you even switch on your computer or lay out your pens – if your time and enthusiasm isn’t to be wasted.

Bring your characters to life

The simple but effective touches to bring a character to vivid life – and why you should watch your local newsstand very carefully indeed!

Age groups

How to select an age group to write for… and discover what they really want!

Manuscript masterclass

Submitting a manuscript can be as daunting as writing it. We’ll give you our proven 14-step success formula to follow.

Work like a professional

The way to approach your work with professionalism and how this will mark you out from the amateurs in the eyes of publishers.

Publishing mistakes

What you must never, ever do when you approach publishers.

Dealing with publishers

How to deal with publishers. Everything you need to know to ensure you get the best possible deal and don’t get ripped-off.

Common traps

The 12 most common traps writers fall into and detailed advice on how to steer safely clear of them.

Genre secrets

The secrets of writing mystery, adventure, horror and humorous stories.

Secrets of the bestsellers

Why do some children’s stories sell millions and others barely cover costs? The answer may surprise you.

Naming your characters

The little-known power hidden in the names you give your characters.

Story ideas

A simple yet dynamic technique you can use to generate more story ideas than you’ll ever have time to use. You never need to be short of ideas again.

Effective negotiation tips

How to negotiate lucrative merchandising deals into all your publishing contracts. Pay close attention here and it could save you much heartache.

Pen names

All about pen names. Should you use one? How do you choose one?

Illustrators and designers

Discovering more about designers, illustrators and picture researchers and how to collaborate with them.

TV, theatre and film

How to write for TV, theatre and film. Get this right and it can lead to big success!

Digital publishing

The latest, cutting-edge techniques for self-publishing children’s books on the internet.

And so much more!

Cutting-Edge Content

Master Your Craft

Children’s novels are written in a much simpler language than adult novels, which reduces the burden on the writer – but don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s easy!

Like anything else, you must learn your craft first.

And that’s why we’ve created this course in such a readable, easy, vibrant style with nothing academic or dry about it.

Creative Content

Each Module Is Full of…


Ideas & Inspiration


Examples & Excerpts


Stories & Suggestions


Delivery & Design

Beat The Burden

Pressure-Free Learning

Through this course you’ll be privy to the routines, rituals and productivity techniques successful children’s authors use to beat procrastination, transform their energy and write book after book – despite the burden of family commitments and full-time jobs.

You will get valuable insights into their lives, as they share their closely-guarded methods, daily structures and unique approaches to their work while communicating their enthusiasm and love of writing.

During these 18 carefully and lovingly crafted modules we will help and inspire you to start writing from the very first page. You will discover how to create the time, energy and space amongst the frenetic activity and pressures of everyday life to finally write that book you’ve been thinking about.

Join the Growing Legion of Credible Children’s Authors…

…It’s Your Turn!

Unleash Your Natural Creativity

Create Something Special

We can’t make you the next J.K. Rowling but we can guide you along the right path and steer you around the pitfalls. From the very start, we will unleash your natural creativity and allow your imagination to soar free.

As you progress you will begin to live out the excitement you knew as a child at the magic phrases, “Once upon a time,” and “Let me tell you a story.” Fire-breathing dragons, misunderstood teenagers, spirited princesses, haunted houses, talking animals – as a children’s author you’ll have the enviable pleasure of bringing them all to life while spending your time inventing.

By the end of this course, you will possess the knowledge and skills you need to create something special, worthwhile and lasting. Perhaps, like our some of our writers, you’ll go on to create a great legacy by writing lasting classics that will be read around the world and loved for generations.

Above all, you will gain an unmatched sense of personal achievement and pride through creating stories that put smiles on the faces of the children in your life.

Starting is simple

All You Need Is…

Any Device

With Internet Access

Suitable for all

No Prior Experience


A Passion for Writing

Extraordinary Detail

Live Happily Ever After!

Write Storybooks for Children offers you a creative writing course of extraordinary detail, care and expertise with an unbeatable peace of mind assurance, plus the chance to unleash your creativity, boost your enjoyment of life and your appreciation of the world around you.

‘Write Storybooks For Children’ is the world’s most popular writing for children course now trusted by over 140,000 people of all ages, nationalities, and abilities. Most of our students had no prior training, qualifications or knowledge in writing stories for children before taking this course.

With the in-depth, imaginative and engaging guidance of this course combined with the world-class development team behind it, you could be the next best-selling children’s author… and live happily ever after!

What Our Students Say

Don’t Take Our Word For It…

Everyday we receive messages from grateful and delighted students telling us how their ability, confidence and lives in general have been transformed because of this course. Reviews like these (verified by TrustPilot):

“The course was set out into modules, which helped you feel like you were achieving throughout the course. The content was clearly written and provided useful tips without patronising. Having worked in on-line education and training for a number of years, I would definitely recommend the course.”

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“This course was better than expected. It was captivating enough to hold my attention and intriguing enough for me to complete the course. This course is packed with useful information. I would definitely recommend this course to others.”

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“I really enjoyed the course and felt every aspect of the subject was thoroughly covered. This course made me feel as if I was being shown the ropes by a good friend of mine, one more than willing to share their secrets.”

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“This is a great place to start learning about children’s story writing and the cost is highly competitive too. The course encourages accelerated learning by being modular and progressive.”

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“The confidence boost I needed. Everyone has that story they want to put down on paper but don’t have the time or confidence to commit to. This course helped me to focus on the right points and gave me the boost I needed to give writing children’s books a go.”

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“I have always been interested in writing children’s books, and when I saw this course I thought why not?! I started the course and completed it in less than a week, all with a small baby at home! I would recommend this course to anyone and everyone! Thank you!”

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“This was a great course and loved it. So easy to go through and took me no time to finish it. Everything was amazing and perfect I learned all the things I was missing and can’t wait to start my book now. Highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to write books for children.”

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“I just finished the Write Storybooks for Children course. I have learned a great deal, and now I can’t wait to apply what I’ve learned to my writing.”

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“Better than any college and graduate courses I have taken. I am so impressed with the quality of this course.”

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“I thoroughly enjoyed this writing for children course. The lessons were packed with so much valuable information. I took the course over 6 weeks to allow the lessons to sink in. So much to be learned in a few short modules so I best get back to module one and start over!”

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“The course was packed with lots of information and advice and although I cannot remember it all I can go back into the course at any time to remind myself. Lesson 14 hopefully will be very relevant when I have written my first children’s book!!”

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“This was a very insightful and on occasions testing course. It was delivered in a relaxed but informative style with just a hint of sarcasm and realism (a British style!). I very much enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone considering a career in writing or indeed publishing.”

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18 World-Class Course Modules

Introduction to Writing Children’s Stories
In Module One, you’ll discover the exciting world of writing for children. You will begin by uncovering the vital ingredients that are present in every single successful children’s book. You’ll discover how to transform your stories from amateur ramblings, into compelling, page-turning children’s fiction. You’ll identify the ‘voice’ to use in your stories and you’ll know how to plan your story like a true professional, before you write a single word. Throughout this module we give you lots of vibrant, hand-picked examples that clearly illustrate each key learning point. You’ll know exactly how to get started and what to do next.


module 1

Age Groups & Story Types
In no other area of publishing are there as many categories as there are in children’s publishing. By the end of Module Two, you will identify the type of book category that is suitable for you. You will also know the age group of children you will write for and you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of each different type of story. As well as all this, you’ll discover the market research techniques used by professional writers, and we’ll let you in on the mistakes that most amateur writers make, so that you can avoid the pitfalls.


module 2

Choosing & Developing Your Setting
In Module Three you will uncover expert techniques for choosing and developing your setting. You will also learn the correct way to use the senses in your writing (most beginners get this completely wrong). You’ll also discover the techniques successful children’s writers use for changing the pace of their stories. Finally, you’ll know how to efficiently research and arrange your material like a true pro, before you even put pen to paper. Throughout this module you’ll also be privy to lots of eloquent, hand-picked examples that clearly illustrate each key learning point.


module 3

Developing Credible Characters
More rejections result from weak characterization than from any other reason, but by the end of Module Four you will have learned the little-known, yet easily applicable techniques that best-selling children’s authors use to create and develop characters that are credible, and who can react in a believable way to any situation you put them in. It’s a vital module, packed full of golden nuggets of wisdom. Weak characterization will never again be a problem for you after this comprehensive module.


module 4

Writing Dialogue
The ability to write good dialogue is central to producing readable fiction. It is one of the major elements by which a story can stand or fall. In Module Five you’ll discover everything you need to know about writing powerful dialogue in your children’s stories. You’ll uncover the key ingredients for writing dialogue, the difference between dialogue and real conversation, and you’ll discover professional techniques for expressing locality, delivering humor and much more. You’ll also be privy to lots of carefully chosen, real life examples of good and bad dialogue in children’s fiction today.


module 5

Plotting, Storyline & Theme
Plotting is the most important element of story telling, for without a plot you don’t have a story to tell. Many amateur children’s writers end up with weak or implausible plots that make their readers give up, with loath or frustration. By the end of Module Six you will know the secrets of crafting plots that suck your readers into your story and keep them turning the pages. In this module, we cover plot, theme and storyline in considerable depth, while providing lively examples throughout. You will also discover effective techniques for building climax and much more.


module 6

Writing Picture Books for Children
A common misconception among beginner writers is that writing picture books for children is an easy place to start. This is a big mistake! The simplicity of the text, which makes picture books so easy to read, is the result of careful writing and a deep understanding of the purpose of these books and the abilities of the children reading them. In Module Seven, we will immerse you in the world of writing for the Under 7’s. By the end of this extensive module, you will have gained vital industry knowledge, along with the skills and techniques you need to become a highly proficient picture book writer.


module 7

Writing for Seven to Twelve Year Olds
In this fascinating module, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the key success factors needed when writing for 7 – 12 year olds. We’ll reveal the 67-year-old formula still used by the world’s best children’s writers today, and we’ll reveal a myriad of essential tips and techniques. You’ll discover the words to use to dramatize your stories, how to inject action and emotion, how to get the pace of your story just right, how to apply sub-plots and how and when to include humor. Plus, we’ll cover a wide variety of themes from giants, witches and wizards, horror stories, to pet stories and much, much more.


module 8

Writing Young Adult Fiction
Of all the divisions of writing for children, teenage fiction books are possibly the most difficult. In this comprehensive module, you will get a masterclass in writing young adult fiction. You’ll discover how to invoke powerful emotional experiences within your young adult reader and learn how to connect with them on a psychological level. We’ve also handpicked perfect fitting examples to show you how today’s biggest selling young adult fiction writers create cliffhangers, structure their writing, add specific techniques to create suspense, and use euphonic words to create the reaction they desire from their readers.


module 9

Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction for Children
In Module Ten you will take off the shackles of realism and let your imagination run free, as we delve into the world of Science Fiction and Fantasy. As you progress through this captivating module, you will learn how to structure your science fiction and fantasy stories correctly. You will use practical techniques to build your own worlds, as well as name and populate entire planets with plants, alien creatures, and futuristic gadgetry. You’ll discover where and how to research your facts to ensure believability and attain extraordinary attention to detail. You’ll learn how to keep your reader hooked and how to create interesting and subtle twists on already well-used science fiction plots and much more.


module 10

Writing Non-Fiction for Children
In Module 11, you’re going to learn everything you need to know about writing non-fiction for children. You’ll discover the little-known writing techniques that are very specific to children’s non-fiction books (ignore this at your peril). You’ll learn about the different types of non-fiction. You’ll discover how to identify a market to write for, and which non-fiction subjects attract the most interest from publishers. This module is packed full of vital tips, and inside knowledge, along with colorful examples of successful non-fiction books throughout.


module 11

Writing Drama and Screenplays for Children
Ever fancied yourself as a playwright? In this eye-opening module we’re going to reveal how you can convert your children’s stories or ideas into successful stage productions, TV shows, and radio plays. We’ll reveal the playwriting techniques and considerations that are specific to children, the hidden pitfalls you need to be aware of, and the common mistakes almost all beginners make. We’ll walk you through the entire process from start to finish, including the all-important step of presenting your final script for success. It’s packed with real-life examples throughout and much more.


module 12

Writing Secrets of Successful Children’s Authors
How is it that some writers produce successful book after book, yet others take years to write their first manuscript? In this module we’ll deconstruct the writing secrets of some of the world’s most successful authors and uncover the strategies and productivity routines they use to achieve levels of success most children’s writers only dream about. You’ll learn how to finally overcome procrastination and avoid the distractions that stop you becoming the success you can be, and much more. Brimming with tips and golden nuggets of wisdom specific to writing for children.


module 13

Insider’s Guide to Getting Published
So, you’ve finally written your first children’s story, now what? In Module Fourteen, we’ll walk you through the entire process of getting your book published, step-by-step. By the end of this module, you’ll know how to submit your manuscript correctly (so that it actually gets read by the publisher). We’ll guide you around the common pitfalls that most newbies fall into. We’ll show you how to work with editors and agents, how to negotiate the best deal for yourself and we’ll reveal the red flags to watch out for. We’ll also coach you through how to turn a sole-destroying rejection letter into a positive experience and much, much more. This is a vital module that will quickly convert you from rank amateur to respected author.


module 14

Introduction to Self-Publishing

Module Overview

  • The hybrid author
  • Why become a hybrid author
  • From one-man publisher to mainstream
  • Your choices
  • Getting published quickly
  • The personal family book
  • How a hybrid author self-publishes
  • Creating a blockbuster book title
  • The good and the bad
  • Titles for the Early Years (pre-school)
  • Sounds of words
  • Titles for 5 – 7 years (first time read-alone)
  • The tool of the trade
  • Comfort and rhythm words
  • Juxtaposition
  • Slightly naughty words
  • Titles for 7+ or 8-11 years
  • The middle reader age group
  • Making the genre evident
  • The tone
  • The top mistake to avoid
  • A winning method for writing a title
  • More sophisticated readers
  • Titles for 12 years and teen reads
  • Titles for young adults 14+
  • Creating a blockbuster non-fiction title
  • Self-assessment test
  • Much more!

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module 15

Cover Design & Working with Illustrators

Module Overview

  • Creating a blockbuster book cover
  • A trick for designing a blockbuster book cover
  • Cover designs for digital printing
  • Short run book production
  • Book cover design of fiction for the Early Years
  • Book cover design of fiction for 5+ and 7+
  • Book cover design of fiction for 8 – 11 years
  • Book cover design of fiction for 11+ and young teens
  • Book cover design of fiction for young adults 14+
  • Book cover design of non-fiction titles
  • A keen eye
  • A good exercise
  • Working with an illustrator
  • Self-assessment test
  • Much more!

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module 16

Digital Printing & e-book Essentials

Module Overview

  • The hybrid author and on-the-target marketing
  • The Inside Story
  • The ISBN question in the new world of publishing
  • Who is the publisher?
  • A global look at ISBN’s
  • Technical info
  • Creating blockbuster interiors
  • Special story design for children’s books
  • Your book is complete
  • Print on demand
  • The exciting world of eBooks
  • Publishing to Kindle
  • Publishing to other devices
  • How to create PDF files for printing and downloading
  • Self-assessment test
  • Much more!

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module 17

Effective Self-Marketing

Module Overview

  • Marketing children’s books for worldwide sales
  • Building a reader fan base
  • Your blog
  • Making it easy-peasy
  • How to add personality
  • Powerful links
  • A strong hook can sell your book
  • Extra tips for the adventurous
  • Audio books
  • Video books
  • YouTube
  • Making a video or book trailer
  • YouTube and extra income
  • Post Script
  • Final self-assessment test
  • Much more!

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module 18

Become a Certified Children’s Writer

The world of children’s fiction is your oyster with the training, confidence and a CPD Certified ‘Write Storybooks For Children’ certification behind you!

Become a Certified Children’s Writer

The world of children’s fiction is your oyster with the training, confidence and a CPD Certified ‘Write Storybooks For Children’ certification behind you!

Pursue your passion, attract clients, enhance job prospects, advance your career.


Write Storybooks For Children is a trusted training provider of schools, colleges and academic institutes worldwide.

By taking this course you gain a genuine certification and the peace-of-mind assurance that the training you are receiving has met strict external quality criteria.

Passing the ‘Write Storybooks for Children’ course is an achievement that not only gives you a huge sense of personal pride, but one that can also offer career advantages.

Many of our students have successfully used their certificates to standout at interviews, earn promotion and attract clients.

Showcase your expertise and credentials

On completion of this comprehensive children’s story writing course you will be awarded with a professionally designed, CPD Certified Certificate of Achievement – printed with your name, grade, passing date and a list of all training modules completed.

Showcase your expertise and credentials

On completion of this comprehensive children’s story writing course you will be awarded with a professionally designed, CPD Certified Certificate of Achievement – printed with your name, grade, passing date and a list of all training modules completed.

The CPD Certification Service provides independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD standards.

As an Accredited Training Provider, you have the assurance that our company and staff have undergone rigorous quality assurance inspections.

As a respected certification provider you’ll also be able to add your certificate to your LinkedIn profile with one-click, right from your course account.

You’ll gain instant industry recognition and visibility.


Our Student Success Stories

If you aspire to achieving success as a children’s writer, then the ‘Write Storybooks For Children’ course gives you the training, guidance and the inside know-how to get there faster. Trusted by over 140,000 students you’ll be joining an elite community of aspiring children’s writers of all ages, nationalities, and writing abilities.

Below, you can read a small selection of comments, testimonials and reviews that our students have written about this course (verified by TrustPilot™ and ReviewTrust™). Please also take a moment to read some independent reviews here and here, along with these Student Success Stories.

I couldn’t recommend this course more highly. I have taken other extremely expensive courses with tutors etc and this far surpasses these. The detail and amount of information that you learn is phenomenal. Tips and ideas that have helped me and inspired me. If you are thinking of taking this course, don’t hesitate. Its so worth it.

Just finished module 1 and enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I like that you can watch the videos without having to listen to any narrative and they are well set out and animated. There are a lot of useful tips for ‘newbies’ to avoid them making mistakes, all-in-all an excellent resource for a novice like myself.
Anthony Manning-Stanley

A tremendous course that I was really sad to finish! I have learned so much about writing for kids thanks to this course and have so many ideas now swirling around in my head. I can’t wait to get writing! Thank you Writestorybooks for delivering such a wonderful, professional and enjoyable course. The best I have studied.
Deborah Weston

This is a really excellent course for anyone who wants to write. It’s easy to follow, well written, engaging and gives you lots of relevant information to help you plan your writing and start on a writing career. As a result of what i have learnt so far I shelved my original book and am now starting it again following the advice given in the course.
Gail Leach-Smith

“The feedback has been wonderful. I am receiving messages from people on my Instagram telling me they bought my book and their child loves it. Even a therapeutic coach bought one for a girl she was working with! It’s so amazing seeing young children holding my book and knowing they have enjoyed it.”
Abigail Groves

“Write Story Books For Children was a huge help and inspiration when I first started writing. This course was surprising. It was beautifully designed, simple just very well put together. It was insightful and to-the-point, no jargon, honestly-written, and above all, very, very helpful! I went back to the course modules several times over the years as a source of support.”
Johanna Handley

I Love this course, and am learning so much. Its helping me broaden my imagination as a first time writer.. I’m very grateful for this opportuntiy to learn about how to write for children. Thanks so much.
Delaine Jones

I enjoyed the course, and the tests ensured i was understanding what i was reading. All thats needed now is for me to put my recent knowledge to the test have a good plot and get writing.
Sue Lawrence

This is a fantastic course. I’m am absolute beginner when it comes to writing and I’m not really sure what I was expecting when I enrolled, but this course is beyond all my expectations. I’ve taken other online courses (not in writing) which have been interesting but were very superficial by comparison. This course outshines everything else by far. It’s really well structured, very thorough and packed with information. I had started writing a book which I had previously thought was quite good. Now, even after only completing 3 modules, I can see where I’ve gone wrong and realise that I need to re-structure the whole thing if I ever want to make it to the publisher’s one day. And yes, this course is giving me the inspiration and confidence to believe that this is possible. I spent a long time debating whether to enrol or not because I wasn’t sure how good the course would be. That was all wasted time. As I said this is a fantastic course and I cannot say how pleased I am that I went ahead and signed up.
Sue Rady

I’ve completed the first three modules so far, and they are much more in-depth studies than I anticipated. They immerse the student into quality story-telling techniques, using great examples from today’s best novels. I’m getting tremendous value for my investment.

Love it as it’s very descriptive, gives good illustration and is a valuable tool for all potential writers. Just completed module one! Looking forward to the rest..Due to my current work commitment, I am going a bit slower than expected. Thank you …It’s a pretty amazing experience.
Mary Verghee

I am enjoying this course and I m learning new things everyday, I warmly recommend it. The company is very professional and whenever I encounter a problem or I have enquirers, they promptly reply with excellent customer service.
Luisa Piccone

A lovely learning experience. I am so happy for making the decision to take this children’s writing course! It was a far, FAR better course than I expected it to be and I was genuinely sad to complete the final lesson. Well done to all involved in this course
Stephanie Bradman

“I developed a magazine on the Apple Newsstand called ‘Short Story Writer’. To date, it has been downloaded over 10,000 times! I’d never be in this position if I’d not been given the inspiration from the ‘Write Storybooks for Children course’!”
Andy Brinkley

“What an amazing feeling to hold my first published book in my hands!

There is no way I would have made it this far without the industry knowledge and writing tips I learned in the ‘Write Storybooks for Children’ course.

I am so grateful for this experience!”

Kimberly Waltman

I’m still doing the course, but I’ve learned a lot so far. I’ve done other courses before, but none of them was so elucidative. Thanks for the amazing work you are doing to help writers like me hone their skills.

I have only recently started the course but the modules i have done are very good. I have learnt new things and it makes you think outside the box. I would highly recommend this course to everyone.
Dawn Walton

I am still working on the course, but I wanted to note that the way the material is presented is very engaging, and makes learning easier. I am also impressed at the amount of information presented, and in an easily-understood manner.
Johanna Fritz

A lovely learning experience. I am so happy for making the decision to take this children’s writing course! It was a far, FAR better course than I expected it to be and I was genuinely sad to complete the final lesson. Well done to all involved in this course
Stephanie Bradman

The course is well presented with the Website very professionally produced. The quality of course material is excellent and well prepared with really magnificent illustrations, and that includes the support material supplied to date. I have just completed the first module and look forward to completing the course as time allows. This brings me to my final point which is the advantage of being able to work on the modules with the flexibility of time. Thank you!

Douglas Brown

I found the course extremely enjoyable and informative. I have been considering writing a book for a while now but I’m pleased to have done the course first as it pointed out many pitfalls that I previously hadn’t considered. The presentation was beautiful and made me want to dive into it just as I would a good book. I haven’t put pen to paper yet but I certainly plan to and will do so with a great deal more confidence having learnt from the experts

Julie Holmes

I am thoroughly enjoying the course, I have just reached module 7 and am looking forward to each module as they come along. I find the course work interesting and I am picking things up when I am reading other books. Would recommend the course to anyone interesting in writing for children.

Fran Kendall

Doing this course was a nice experience. Everything was clearly explained with plenty of examples given and it inspired me not just to take the course but to actually start writing! There’s only one step left now and that’s finishing my book and get it published! Watch out for it! 🙂

Ben Piette

I am only up to module 6 but I am really enjoying studying this course and have managed to pass all the tests so far . Not bad for a 75 year old

Margaret Perrett

A great course, I’m enjoying the content and the way itis set out. Very glad I took the offer of the book too

Ann Lamont

A must do course
Hello, I have enjoyed taking part in the course,I have only done 3 parts so far. I am looking forward to finishing it shortly’ It is so interesting the way it takes us through the different age groups,it makes me want to write for all the ages. Many good ideas in this course,I would advise all to join the course and who knows what is around the corner. I personally love it,hope you do to, regards, Maxine.


I am working each chapter as I go, so I’m still very far from completion. I had started a children’s story and didn’t know where to go with it. The course is directing me with specifics…….plan, outline, set the stage, make it believable and accurate with details that researched, timely and engaging. I have never taken a specific writing course during any facet of my education, so this is a remarkably complex and complete journey….so far, so good!

Mary Heckler

I have started that course a month ago and I am really pleased with the content of it, it is full of very interesting professional advises, top tips, I found it easy to understand and to remember the important lines. I live in France it’s so exciting to be able to learn in the comfort of my home and at my own pace

Farida Hafassa

Only on module 4 at the moment but loving the course. I find 1 hour a night works for me but you have so much flexibility it’s great. The information against each module is clearly explained. I can’t wait to learn the next bit. I would highly recommend this course, it is well laid out and easy to follow.


The course is very informative however I miss not having an audio component to it. Also access is only given to a module after the test for previous module has been passed I don’t like that I would rather have access to all the modules so I can read those that interest me first. Also course has some modules of no interest to me like writing screenplays. I would’ve liked it more if all modules focused on topics of interest to me like children’s story books and non-fiction writing for children.

Naima Shaikh

Really good and interesting course on writing children’s books. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and thank you for further inspiring me to continue to write.


I am loving this course. The website is user friendly and the modules well written. I’m am presently on module 5 and so far achieving 98% overall for the course. The multiple choice tests at the end of each module are well laid out, and you receive your results Straight away, no waiting around to see if you’ve gone wrong somewhere. So, extremely pleased with myself. The course content is well laid out and easy to understand, and love the fact I can even study off line. If anyone’s thinking of studying this course, go for it you’ve nothing to lose and so much to gain.
Jayne Osborne

I am only 1/3 the way through this course; however, it has already helped. I have gone back and revised as well as re-organized my writing. I am now using what I have learned as I continue to write and revise. I am so glad that I signed up for this course.
Judi Abbott

The course highlighted aspects of writing that I hadn’t considered before. It was very informative and written so that anybody who signed up could easily understand. The downloads were an added extra. All round an enjoyable course.
Ann Smith

“I now have enough ideas for six more in six months, and am working on a novella series for older children. I had no idea where to start with planning or writing before I started the ‘Write Storybooks For Children’ course, now I have the skills and knowledge to work professionally as an author in Australia.”
Lizzie Midgley

“I definitely feel more confident after taking the ‘Write Storybooks For Children’ course. Before, I’d been so nervous about putting a single word down. Now, I have more faith in myself. Nothing is more strengthening to the heart than to have faith in your own writing.”
Emmy Clarke

I have taken many writing classes and published 24 articles in both local and national magazines and have found your course interesting, entertaining, motivating and full of insight. I find the material very well organized and well-thought out.
Barb Higgins

I am really enjoying the course so far. It is well set-out and easy to work through, each module giving good examples and explanations, laced with some humour. I am feeling inspired to attempt writing but have learned that planning is key.
Deborah Christie

I would 100% happily recommend this course to anyone who is interested in writing for children. The information it provides is invaluable, especially to all those who are just new to writing like myself. Having passed the course and achieving the percentage I was aiming for : ) I am now working on my first book which I am “certain” would not have happened, had it not been for taking this course! I will continue on learning from the additional updated information that it offers to all its students and support that this wonderful site has to offer…Thank you so much for helping me achieve my dream!
Annemarie Hamilton

Very comprehensive, full of excellent information and advice. Enjoyable and logical format. Course text a valuable adjunct to the course.
Mike Loughlin

Great course very informative and learnt a lot about writing stories for children, really loved the easy pace and the test questions at the end of each module
Sue Grover

Great Discovery!

I am a comlete beginner in story writing for children. This purchase has been so very helpful. I am working my way through the modules and learning such a lot about what to do and what NOT to do which I have found invaluable. My writing style has changed enormously snce starting the course, for the better, I am told by my colleagues in my local creative writing group. I recently came first in a Writing for Chidren story about ‘Night Time” run by East Anglian Festival of Culture 2017 Onwards and upwards!

Marion Rainbird

Frequently Asked

About The Course

Do I need to attend any classes?
No. The course is entirely e-learning, which means that all modules, tests and resources are delivered to you online through our secure e-learning platform. There are no physical classes to attend. One of the great benefits of e-learning is that you can study the course online, during times convenient to you. Best of all, we give you full life-time access.
Do I need any computer or technical skills?
No. We have designed this course with the most technically challenged user in mind! If you can point and click a mouse (or touch and swipe the screen on your Smart Phone or Tablet device) then you can take this course.
Are there any age restrictions for registering?
The age range of our students varies significantly from school and college students, right up to senior citizens. The course content has been designed to accommodate anyone of any age and ability. However, in the interest of children’s online safety we do have a minimum age requirement of 13 years. See our terms and conditions for more details.
Can you tell me who created this course? is the product of many hundreds of hours of work and experience by a world-class team of bona fide best-selling children’s authors and online training experts.
Do I need any writing experience or qualifications?
No prior knowledge, experience or qualifications are required to take this course. The course has been designed for everyone from absolute beginners to keen amateurs; we have assumed nothing in advance. The language used is designed to be simple to understand and the course interface intuitive and easy to follow with no complicated jargon.
How long do I get access to the course for?
You get full, unrestricted life-time access to the course which you can access at any time 24/7. There are no time limits, no restrictions of any kind and no pressure whatsoever!
Are any books or manuals sent to me?
No, all learning is carried out via our secure E-Learn website, all the course content is online for you to access at any time 24hrs a day. The great benefit of e-learning is that you can study at home in your own time and at your own pace.

You can combine achieving professional standard training along with a qualification, in and around your job and family commitments. It is this level of flexibility that makes our e-learning course the ideal choice for most people. All you need is a computer or hand-held device with internet access to take this course.

Will this course be relevant to my country?
The Write Storybooks For Children course has been created by a team of international best-selling children’s authors, professional editors and established publishers worldwide.

The information, principles, techniques and strategies taught within this course are universal and therefore completely relevant to aspiring and published authors worldwide. Currently, we have students taking the course in more than 50 countries.

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The Modules

What are the specific modules I will study?
You can learn more about each of the 18 modules within the course here. As part of Write Storybooks for Children you also receive automatic access to additional areas of the site, such as our download area containing additional training materials along with our chat wall and discussion forum.
Do I have to take any tests during the course?
Yes. We have developed an advanced self-assessment testing system designed to ensure an efficient and effective learning experience. At the end of each module there is a multiple-choice self-assessment test consisting of 10 questions (18 tests in total).

Each test has a minimum passing score which you must achieve before you can move onto the next module in the course. You can take each module test as many times as you like until you pass, at which point your passing results are recorded in our national database and contribute towards your final score. Our testing system assesses your answers and calculates your score instantly.

This means no more waiting days or weeks for an assessor to mark your results and get back to you, like other more outmoded courses.

How am I graded?
Your overall passing grade is calculated as you move through the course and complete each module test. Your final score is an overall average grade of all 18 module tests. Your final grade is then printed onto your pass certificate.

There are no time-limits for completing individual modules and no time limits for taking the tests. However, once you decide to start a test it must be completed in one go. You cannot stop a test midway through and return to it later, like you can with the course content. You can view your course history and your current overall grade at anytime during the course.

We’re positive you’ll find it a delightful, relaxing and effective way of learning.

What is LearnLock™ Technology?
LearnLock™ Technology has been scientifically developed by award-winning e-learn experts to ‘lock’ the course training in your cerebrum, which is the large, outer part of the brain that controls your reading, thinking, and learning.

Using a proprietary blend of expertly crafted content, stimulating imagery, subtle animation, color psychology, smart interactions, lively simulations, fun gamification, and practical quizzes, LearnLock™ Technology enables a typical learner to effortlessly absorb the course material incomparably quicker and easier than 98% of conventional online courses, which use basic text or video alone.

The result is not only a significantly more immersive, engaging and enjoyable learning experience but vastly enhanced retention and recall of key knowledge and skills.

Can I view the course on my Smart Phone or tablet device?
Yes! The course is fully compatible with all tablet devices such as iPads. This course has also been beautifully designed to work within any browser on a tablet, smart phone, computer or laptop.

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Can you tell me more about the certificate I will receive?
Everyone who completes the course receives an attractive pass certificate which details all of the modules you have completed. Your certificate will indicate a percentage grade to show how well you have completed the test questions.

You will receive a self-printable PDF version of your certificate which you can download immediately on completing the final module of the course. A high quality, professionally printed edition is available on request.

What are your company's credentials?
As a Registered Training Provider and internationally accredited company, you have the assurance that our team have undergone rigorous quality assurance inspections, and have met stringent criteria and background checks to ensure that both our company and the training we deliver meet the highest standards. has also been awarded exemplary accreditation by CPD (Continuing Professional Development). The CPD Certification Service provides a formal, independent certification of organizations, materials and development activities. These certificates are commonly sought out by teachers, doctors and other professionals to further their career and credentials.

We are also a trusted training partner of schools, colleges and training institutes worldwide.

Have any students gone on to get published?
Yes! We have thousands of happy students, and many of them have gone on to achieve great things after completing our course. Check out our case studies page to see some of our student success stories.