Writing for Children
Discuss examples of children's literature in Australia, so you can learn from other authors' narrative techniques. Discover what it takes to develop a marketable idea for a children's book. Receive valuable feedback on a work-in-progress.
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- 29 May 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- access and critically discuss issues and resources relevant to children’s writing in Australia
- analyse and discuss selected texts in terms of language complexity, style, sub-text, rhythm, narrative structure and narrative technique
- devise and develop three new marketable concepts to a professional standard for works of children’s literature
- constructively critique work-in-progress by peers with the perceived needs of the given target audience in mind, and synthesise and apply, where appropriate, feedback on their own work-in-progress.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
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An advanced, special topic in writing for children leading to the production of marketable concepts for works of children's literature.
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- Picture Book (30%)
- Work of Junior Fiction (30%)
- Work of Adolescent Fiction (40%)
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Bachelor of Arts Creative Writing Professional Writing and Publishing