Writing for Children

Learn to write in ways that engage a child. A one-hour audio presentation.

If you're interested in writing books for young children--picture books, board books, or chapter books--this course is for you. Likening writing for children to building a treehouse, author, Mona Hodgson, shares ways to give children a higher perspective through the books you write.

The lecture was originally given at an American Christian Writers conference and recorded on cassette. Thus the audio isn't always crystal clear (the mic was a little too close) but can still be easily understood. If you want more information on their conferences and services visit www.acwriters.com.




Your Teacher


Mona Hodgson
Mona Hodgson

Mona Hodgson is the author of 40 books, historical novels and novellas for adults and children’s books, including her popular Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series, The Quilted Heart novellas, and Prairie Song. Keeper of My Heart, is a novella in The Convenient Brides Collection.

Her children’s books include Bedtime in the Southwest, Real Girls of the Bible: A 31-Day Devotional, The Best Breakfast, The Princess Twins and the Puppy, The Princess Twins and the Birthday Party, The Princess Twins Play in the Garden, The Princess Twins and the Tea Party, and many more.

Mona’s writing credits also include several hundred articles, poems and short stories, which have appeared in 50 different publications.

Mona loves speaking for women’s groups, book clubs and reading groups, schools, and conferences for writers and librarians. She is the director of the Mount Hermon Christian Writers conference held in Northern California.

Find out more at www.monahodgson.com


Course Curriculum


  Entire Audio Lecture
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Frequently Asked Questions


When can I start taking this course?
The course will be available immediately and will remain available as long as you keep your account with us, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. It is completely self-contained and can be enjoyed at your own pace - you decide when you start and when you finish. If there is something you missed, you can go back at any point at any time.
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Can I interact with the teacher directly?
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