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Writing Children's Short Stories

How to write short stories for children. A one-hour audio presentation.

Much of this course is geared toward writing stories for Guideposts for Kids which is no longer in circulation. However there are some ideas that are still relevant to anyone writing for kids. We have classified this lecture as a "Classic" because Lurlene is a successful bestselling author with millions of books in print. She knows what she is talking about!

Because of the age of the material the lecture has been discounted accordingly.

Originally recorded in the late-90s at an American Christian Writers conference. If you want to know more about the conferences and services of ACW visit www.acwriters.com.

To find other places to publish your children's short stories make sure to check the latest edition of The Christian Writers Market Guide.



Your Teacher


Lurlene McDaniel
Lurlene McDaniel

Lurlene McDaniel has written more than 70 YA novels. She is well known for writing about young adults struggling with mortality and chronic illness. Hers is a career that began as a therapeutic way to deal with the trauma when her son, then 3, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Her characters have grappled with cancer, diabetes, organ failure, and the deaths of loved ones through disease or suicide. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida - Tampa.


Course Curriculum


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