We believe that you cannot do justice to such a
specialist area in a general writing course.
This is why we specialise in teaching the skills
of writing for children. We are the only writing
school in the U.K with a proven and successful
history in dealing specifically with writing for
Academy you will become part of a
small and caring writing school that prides
itself on providing a personal service to
students. To us you will not merely be a number
on a computer but someone who seriously and
genuinely wants to learn the techniques of
writing for children. We fully appreciate that
every writer is an individual, with his or her
own interests, ideas and idiosyncrasies.
Our small team of tutors are most carefully
selected not only for their high calibre
tutorial skills but also for their sympathetic
and ‘human’ qualities. Indeed, most of them were
once in the position you are in now so they are
well equipped to empathise with the novice
writer. They appreciate only too well the
problems that face someone setting out to learn
how to be a children’s writer.
When you enrol on the course we
will ask you to tell us a little about yourself and on the basis of what
you tell us we will allocate to you a personal tutor. This tutor will be
most carefully selected in order to fit in with your needs and ambitions
as a writer and will be your personal guide and mentor through the
course. We spend a long time in matching students to tutors since we
believe that this relationship is crucial to your eventual writing
I am often asked if background is of any importance in becoming a
successful childrens writers. The answer is most emphatically ‘no’ – we
have students from all walks of life, educational backgrounds and ages.
Our youngest student is in her early teens and our oldest well into his
Almost all our students aim to be published writers, but for a variety
of reasons. For many the rewards are financial and these can be quite
considerable. One of our recent students had her children’s novel
published while she was in the early stages of the course and received
an advance of £1,000 against royalties. Many others have sold their
material before reaching the halfway point of the course.
In fact, so certain are we that our completely revised course will help
you become a successful children’s writer that we are able to offer you
our unique guarantee. If you have not earned at least the equivalent of
your course fees from your writing by the time you successfully complete
the course then we will refund your course fee without question.. This
is an indication of the faith we have in our teaching material and our
tutorial system. You may take as long as you like over the course. To
get the greatest benefit from the tutorials and our guarantee we expect
you to complete the course in two years. However, there is no pressure
to do this and you may take longer than two years to complete the course
if you wish.
For many the financial side is of secondary importance. For them the
‘success’ comes from the knowledge that their stories are being read and
enjoyed by many thousands of children all over the world. Imagine the
pleasure of knowing that children are snuggling down to sleep with your
words in their minds and your creation to comfort or inspire them.
I do hope that you will take the time to read the pages on our site and
that you will find it interesting. We have tried to give a comprehensive
picture of what the course is all about but there may be some particular
aspect we have missed. If you do have any queries then do not hesitate
to contact us.
Remember, when you enrol you do so with absolutely no risk. As I have
explained, you are protected financially. You are also free to examine
the course material in the comfort of your own home for a period of 14
days. If you decide it is unsuitable for any reason then simply return
it for a full refund – you risk absolutely nothing.