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Writing for Young People – Final Steps

Writing for Young People – Final Steps

Take the final steps on our quest to write for young audiences in this final video from the Writing for Young People video course. Melvin recaps what we’ve learned in this course so far and signposts where to find more help.
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Editing

Editing

Editing your work can be a fun process for some, but a painstaking one for others. Learn how to be harsh and apply editing techniques first on existing text before you tackle your own in this final unit in the Writing for Young People video course.   Find a copy of the text alongside other worksheets in this unit above.
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The Two Hour Novel

The Two Hour Novel

Learn how to question and develop an idea you have for your novel using this ‘Two Hour Novel’ exercise. This video is unit three of the Writing for Young People video course.   Find download options for the two worksheets associated with this course above.
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Plot, Character and Story

Plot, Character and Story

Discover the core fundamentals of character, story and plot through the lens of some of the oldest stories around: Fairytales. This video is the second unit of the Writing for Young People video course. Download your worksheets above!
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Connecting with Your Inner Child

Connecting with Your Inner Child

Melvin asks us to journey back to our youth to discover our inner child and unlock the secrets of writing for young audiences. We’ll consider group dynamics and how friendships are integral to this stage of your life. This is the first unit of the Writing for Young People video course,    You can find the three worksheets associated with this course above – please download them and complete them in your own time. They’re yours to keep!
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Writing for Young People – Introduction

Writing for Young People – Introduction

An introduction to the Writing for Young People video course with Melvin Burgess. This course will teach you how to connect with your inner child, plot your story, develop your characters and even how to edit your drafts.
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