The Writing Workshop’s Children’s Online Writing Workshop for ages 7-10 is designed to fire your child’s imagination by developing focused creative writing skills and introducing new techniques.
The online workshop takes place in a password-protected environment. It comprises a series of exercises to assist with developing setting, character and plot, and to show how closely linked these elements are in writing extended narratives.
Each course lasts three months, and participants undertake exercises at their own rate (we recommend one exercise per fortnight). Every piece that your child posts receives individual feedback (and encouragement) from a published and experienced author.
Our evaluation is not given in the form of marks but in suggestions to improve and expand each piece. We ask participants to consider these suggestions and to redraft where they believe they can improve the piece. We want participants to write well, and to write within their own aesthetics and preferred genres rather than externally imposed modes.
Although these workshops involve regular writing exercises and mentor feedback, a level of self-motivation is required. The workshop requires internet access from home, and some parental supervision and encouragement.