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This course is for curious students and aspiring authors with a passion for writing for young readers. Participate in a dynamic online community of writers as you experiment with your own writing and develop your voice. This course will guide you with a combination of video lectures, online readings, peer reviews, and guest appearances from world-renowned children’s authors. As you work through the writing exercises, you will give and receive feedback from your peers and gain tools and techniques for improving your writing. During this course you will identify stories that matter to you, explore cultural significance and boundaries, and shape your identity as a writer; become familiar with standard elements of narrative (character, setting, plot, theme, language, dialogue, point of view); reflect on your own work and practice essential self-editing skills; see the different ways in which words and art interact, and the possibilities of longer narrative forms; come away with practical insights into publishing options; and create a plan for pursuing your enthusiasm for writing. By the end of the course, you will have ten to twelve extracts of writing that you can develop into a portfolio. Join a dynamic community of many voices from around the world. Find inspiration in your own voice, heart, and place so that you can tell the stories for young readers you’ve always wanted to tell....
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Your Writing Identity

Good children’s writing commonly has a strong sense of identity. This module will give you a chance to think about and practice putting yourself into your writing. We will start by looking at how you can establish effective writing habits and how you can use your own experiences and culture to enrich your writing. We will also discuss ways that you can add depth to your writing by drawing on myths and legends, and by experimenting with different viewpoints....
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18 видео (всего 90 мин.), 7 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video18 видео
Welcome to Writing for Young Readers3мин
Introduction to Your Writing Identity4мин
Your Writing Life - Part One3мин
Your Writing Life - Part Two4мин
You, Your Culture and Story5мин
Cultural Myths and Legends4мин
Viewpoint - Part One4мин
Viewpoint - Part Two2мин
Interview with Uma Krishnaswami - Part One: 'the very young experience the world through their skins'7мин
Interview with Uma Krishnaswami - Part Two: 'for me place and the people are inextricable'5мин
Interview with Uma Krishnaswami - Part Three 'it came out in eight Indian languages'5мин
Interview with Uma Krishnaswami - Part Four: 'I suddenly began to see the entire story'8мин
Interview with Apirana Taylor - Part One: 'I carried exercise books with me everywhere I went'9мин
Interview with Apirana Taylor - Part Two: 'I'm leaving something behind for future generations'6мин
Interview with Apirana Taylor - Part Three: 'one word is worth a thousand pictures'7мин
Interview with Apirana Taylor - Part Four: 'your ears are often your best editor'3мин
Module Summary Your Writing Identity2мин
Reading7 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Course Overview10мин
How to Get Help10мин
FAQs10мин
Instructors and Guest Authors10мин
Course Materials10мин
Extracts: You, Your Culture and Story10мин
Extracts: Cultural Myths and Legends10мин

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Genre, Form, and Audience

In this module we will give you an overview of genres and forms that are popular for young readers. We will then move on to a discussion of audience – who your readers are and how you can make your work appealing to your chosen audience. By the end of the module you will have a good sense of the wide range of genres and forms available to you and some techniques that you can use to make the most of the genre or form you are working in....
Reading
11 видео (всего 51 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video11 видео
Genre - Part One3мин
Genre - Part Two4мин
Form - Part One4мин
Form - Part Two4мин
Audience - Part One4мин
Audience - Part Two3мин
Interview with Finegan Kruckemeyer - Part One: 'it can be nice to write just for the sake of writing'8мин
Interview with Finegan Kruckemeyer - Part Two: 'my favourite authors have permeated my brain'6мин
Interview with Finegan Kruckemeyer - Part Three: 'it truly is a magical feeling'5мин
Module Summary Genre, Form, and Audience2мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Extracts: Genre Types10мин
Extracts: Audience10мин

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Structure

We’ve covered qualities of writing that make it appeal to an audience – its form, its genre, and its strong personal voice. Now we’ll move on to some structural elements that are key to holding your writing together. We’ll start by looking at character and setting, then move on to plot and theme. Finally, we will focus on language. Language can really bring your writing to life by adding a layer to your characters and setting and by giving your plot a good pace. This is the last module where we look at creating new writing. In the next two modules we’ll focus on editing your work and getting it published....
Reading
13 видео (всего 58 мин.), 5 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video13 видео
Character - Part One3мин
Character - Part Two3мин
Setting4мин
Plot and Theme - Part One4мин
Plot and Theme - Part Two3мин
Language and Dialogue4мин
Other Language Tools4мин
Interview with Tololwa Mollel - Part One 'I let an idea simmer in my head'4мин
Interview with Tololwa Mollel - Part Two: 'let the story show you the way'6мин
Interview with Tololwa Mollel - Part Three: 'I give them their right to live as characters'5мин
Interview with Tololwa Mollel - Part Four: 'I really enjoyed the act of writing itself'4мин
Module Summary Structure2мин
Reading5 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Extracts: Character10мин
Extracts: Setting10мин
Sample Plot Chart10мин
Extracts: Plot and Theme10мин
Extracts Language and Dialogue10мин

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Editing and Proofreading

In this module you will learn how to transform your draft work into something that flows well, is free of errors, and is ready to be published. We’ll start by looking at structural editing, where you look at your work’s plot, structure, and themes. Then we’ll move on to the copyediting and proofreading stage, where you focus on perfecting grammar and spelling. We have provided resources and checklists that will help you to practice applying our editing tips to your own work....
Reading
10 видео (всего 42 мин.), 3 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video10 видео
Structural Editing - Part One3мин
Structural Editing - Part Two4мин
Structural Editing - Part Three4мин
Copyediting and Proofreading - Part One4мин
Copyediting and Proofreading - Part Two2мин
Interview with Summer Edward - Part One: 'The story keeps telling itself in my mind'5мин
Interview with Summer Edward - Part Two: 'don't be afraid to cut'5мин
Interview with Summer Edward - Part Three: 'I practice silence'5мин
Module Summary Editing and Proofreading1мин
Reading3 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Structural Editing Checklist10мин
Extract: Structural Editing10мин
Copyediting Checklist10мин
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автор: DBFeb 7th 2016

I am a beginner wantabee author and publisher, first steps are elementary, as I need. Self paced, life can get in the way. Instructors are wonderful, as are the guest speakers and interviewees Thanks.

автор: FOJul 17th 2017

This course introduces writing in an easy to understand way. The interviews with published authors are very insightful as well. The exercises are a great avenue to practice what the Mooc instruct

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