Fri, 16 July 2021

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST

How To Write Children’s Stories – a Two Part Advanced Course

Philip Womack

Learn how to enchant young minds in this two-part Advanced Course, which includes the opportunity to have your work critiqued in a workshop environment.

From Barrie to Blyton, Dahl to Rowling, the storytellers we encounter in childhood shape the adults we become. Stories are the water and sunlight that grow young imaginations, and the values and ideas found in our favourite children’s books remain indelibly imprinted upon us as grown-ups.

The author of seven critically acclaimed children’s books, an accomplished tutor of creative writing, and a lauded non-fiction author besides, Philip Womack returns to How To Academy to teach you how to develop engaging, age-appropriate stories.

You will learn:

  • How to begin and hook in your reader;
  • The necessity of metamorphosis and wildness in children’s fiction;
  • Structuring chapters, paragraphs and sentences;
  • What to expect from the publishing experience.

This is also fabulous opportunity to have your work critiqued: we’ll look in detail at your own work within a workshopping environment.

This course builds on the lessons from Philip Womack’s three-part introductory course, but can be taken independently.

Tickets are strictly limited to 20 attendees.

Philip Womack

Children’s Author and Creative Writing Tutor

Philip Womack was educated at Lancing and Oriel College, Oxford, where he read Classics and English. His first novel for children, The Other Book, was published in 2008. He has now written 7 critically acclaimed children’s novels, including, most recently, The Arrow of Apollo. Philip has taught Creative Writing and Children’s Writing at a number of institutions and universities including City and Royal Holloway, and this year is a Royal Literary Fellow. He writes regularly for the press, including the Times Literary Supplement, The Spectator, and Literary Review.