This is an excellent course and well worth the money! It is packed full of insider knowledge and up to date knowhow. The course textbook is especially useful as I am out and about often :)
Review by Stavvy Alshakarah1 year ago
I am in the middle of this course. I would say the materials are very good (even if the tone is a bit patronising at times - many references to 'beginner writers') and it's good value at the excellent groupon price I paid for it. BUT I would say it's a text book/manual rather than a course given that there is no expectation or requirement for any writing to be done at all and no provision for any feedback on writing, even peer feedback. Therefore at full price I would say it falls well short of a 'writing course'.
Review by Moting4 years ago
Very imformative! Fun to learn the concepts presented. Go at your own pace. At the end, feel like you know what you are doing and get out there and write a children's book! Highly recommend for anyone considering writing a children's book!
Review by Lrn4 years ago
I have been an educator of young children since 1988. I cannot imagine how many books I have read aloud. It is my passion. I took this course to see if I could also write for this age group of 5-7. This course was very helpful for me to hone in on my desires and what I would be 'getting myself into'. I loved how it was a my pace. I loved how I could start, and pick up where I left off. I am very inspired to begin my first book (animal antics) as we have a farm. I can see it! It is on the horizon. I know my choices and challenges. Thanks a lot!
Review by SenerZen4 years ago
I was really excited when I saw this course offered, I have always loved reading to my children and the joy it brought their faces when they were small to hear these stories. So now I hope after taking this course I can create a story that will bring joy to other children as well.
Excellent course, lots of valued information and great tips on how to create a story for all ages.
Review by Sukino4 years ago
I have always wanted to write a book for children. I have had many ideas, gone back and fourth, and just never done anything with it. With the help of this course, I have managed to get a structure around my ideas and actually start mapping out the plots and different charaters I want to include; I have managed to actually get centered and focused, not jsut daydreaming about it. By me finding a structure and support though this course, I have been able to find my creative inspiration and drive. I now make time, even in the midst of my busy schedule, to take my time to sit down and just be with myself and my book. I have found that finding that time has given me more peace and energy to take on my other duties in life. It has also been amazing having an opportunity to elarn something new that can aid in my creative process and hopefully the compeltion of a book.
Thanks for all the support and knowledge i gained from this course. I will sure be back to revisit in case i forget something.
Review by Jasmond4 years ago
I learned a lot of great writing tips from this course. It gave great information on writing and publishing books for all age groups. I'll continue to use it as a reference as I write and publish my own books. Thanks for the great course!
Review by Mozolowski Cavanna4 years ago
This course was very enjoyable and I learned a lot. It is very helpful in choosing the genre, age group, and title of your book. It also has valuable information about publishing.
Though there weren't as many tips about revising as I hoped, I realize it is more pointed towards those who are publishing and thus hiring a revisor. I learnt a lot about self publishing though and this was a wonderful course. It also was very nice that they added modules as I was working through it for job extra cost.
I would definitely recommend this course!
Review by Nanis4 years ago
This course was definitely packed full of knowledge and helpful hints. A little too long in some modules. I enjoyed it and learned a lot but would have preferred a bit more on the practical part of writing rather than all the details on making a promo video, etc.
Review by Bafford4 years ago
Fantastic course. I would highly recommend it.
Review by DublinEiresoft4 years ago
This course was very well presented, informative and enjoyable. As a teacher by profession both of primary age and special needs I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about story writing. It is my desire to write a children's story book and this course has stimulated my enthusiasm!
I would recommend this course to others and found it highly professional and much better than I had anticipated.
Review by Liyakatalli4 years ago
A very thorough and useful course for whoever wishes to write a children’s story for the first time.
Review by ChristopherDavis4 years ago
I've just started to become interested in writing books but was getting stuck. This course was very comprehensive and I now have a lot to consider as I move forward. It also opened my eyes to the large number of options that writers have for distributing their work and communicating with readers.
Review by Spuddy4 years ago
Write Story Books For Children course has opened my eyes to many aspects of writing and publishing. The modules are concise yet packed with valuable and relevant information. I would recommend this course to anyone with writing aspirations.
Review by Anki4 years ago
There has been a story bouncing inside of my head for over thirty years. I've lost the original manuscript twice, but the story still wanted to come out. I have sent articles to magazines a dozen times over thirty years with short pieces having nothing to do with the story in my head. All were rejected, and now I know why.
I had actually finished my first story and was in the process of editing it when I found a GroupOn coupon. I did a little research and the program sounded worthwhile and so I bought the coupon and after four months of delays caused by good and bad excuses and reasons (where excuses are what you blame on things outside of yourself and reasons are things for which you take responsibility) I got started.
By the seventh module, I quit working on my second book and began looking at the editing of my first one with a new eye.
Because of an injury, I have been able to spend a great deal more time on the course and today, I finished it. I have copious notes to guide me through my books.
It needs to be said that my books would garner a pg-13 rating at best. There are some scenes worthy of an R or M due to violence or sexual content. However, I have been taking notes for a children's book as I make up songs to sing to my grandson.
This course may be targeted at young people, but the information transcends ages. It is applicable to nearly every author I've ever read.
For reasons beyond my control, I can't sign up for some of the other courses WSBC offers, but even if I sell my first book before being able to do so, I will return to this company. It is also my intention to acknowledge WSBC in the first book I publish, as it is because of them, that I KNOW I will be able to do those things necessary to be a successful author.
I tell my friends who ask that when I write, it is like a road-trip from Key West in Florida to a Fishing Pier sticking out into the Pacific Ocean in California. I know where I'm starting, and I know where I want to finish my drive, but I have no idea what is going to happen along the way.
WSBC has given me a map and a way of planning my journey in ways I'd not considered. I am enormously grateful and encourage ANYONE who seriously wants to become an author without attending hours and hours of classroom study under an instructor to sign up for this course. If you have the drive, WSBC can help you on your journey.
With much appreciation and respect,
Review by HoneyP4 years ago
I learned a tremendous amount. The modules were well organized and the tests at the completion of each module were very helpful in pinpointing areas to improve in.
Great course; thank you!
Review by SarahBrown4 years ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. The information was useful and very well presented. It was motivational and filled with ideas to help those of us who wish to be full-time writers.
The only thing that I wasn't pleased with was that I missed out on purchasing the accompanying textbook. By the time I had read the email whilst sitting on the train to work and opened my computer at work to make the purchase, it was all sold out. I'm hoping to be faster the next time I see it advertised.
Review by Chrit4 years ago
Site was easy to access, the presentations were well done and easy to follow. Breakdown of modules well done. Definitely make notes. I got good information. Wish I could have printed off the slides but can understand why. The course gave me the motivation (kick) I needed and a few ideas I'm ready to start on. Would recommend and interested in other courses i.e. illustration??
Review by Sugarbabe Streibeck4 years ago
Writing books for children was an enjoyable course
The modules were thorough and the tests at the end of each module ensured you had good understanding of the course. A good starting point for pursuing a writing career
Bad points -the internal server often crashed which was frustrating when trying to study
Review by Tusi4 years ago
I found the course very enjoyable. It was writtten in a manner easy to receive and sets a very good foundation for a person wanting to write. If a person were to take this course first, I believe they could save themselves lots of mistakes and trouble. Having said all that, it would have been nice if the couse provided lessons or practice sesssions that could have been submitted for review or suggestions. Perhaps another course but this course was well worth my time. It gave me a foundation before starting on a project and having to start all over because I wouldn't have known what I was doing.
Review by Dorbo4 years ago
The course was so thorough and yet flexible. It was my Christmas present to myself, but there's a security in that I can access the content for the rest of my life/career!
It made me want to write and write- and gave very useful, practical advice for constructing the story I've always wanted to tell. Hugely motivational.
I've subscribed to young adult fiction too- and can't wait to start.
Thank you so much Neil- you're my writing mentor :)
Review by Planetdejavu4 years ago
This course is full of practical information for anyone who is thinking of getting into writing as a profession. It offers ideas on different paths to take in writing, be it books, TV, plays, comic strip, etc. The course teaches practical information on how to get started on your first project with planning, plotting, viewpoint, setting and characterization. You learn about writing dialogue and balancing it with the narrative to keep the pace of your story moving forward. There are easy to understand directions on revision and how to develop a title for your project. Finally, there is the valuable guide to putting everything together to get your project published. Everything you need to get started is contained in this course. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in getting into writing as a career.
Review by Vanhnavong4 years ago
I enjoyed this course. It does not focus on writing and evaluating a students writing. Instead it focuses on the business of writing. There are some aspects of the course I found difficult, as I am not particularly interested in those genres, but overall it was excellent.
Review by Frogwaxer Ciacciarelli4 years ago
When you are doing something for the first time, it can be daunting to know exactly how to begin. Writestorybooksforchildren.com has been invaluable to me in this area. It is helping me organize my ideas and thoughts into achievable tasks, making me feel like I can, in fact, accomplish my goal of writing a children's book. From inspiration to publication, the lessons outline the writing process in a clear, informative, and fun way. The helpful tips and techniques throughout the course have actually jump-started my creativity and are helping to take the mystery and fear out of the writing process.
The course has also given me a glimpse into the world of publishing including valuable do's and don'ts to help me deal with the publication process in a more thoughtful and professional way. Most of all, I love the fact that I have lifetime access to the information in the course and can refer to the techniques as often as I need to.
It is perfectly clear to me that getting a children's book published requires a lot of work, but after taking this course, I feel like I will be able to work smarter and greatly improve my chances for success.
My thanks to the creators of Writestorybooksforchildren.com. I think this will prove to be one of my most worthwhile investments.
Review by Tomjoy Korolov4 years ago
The material was very focused on UK, but as general information goes, it was quite good. Above all, it was motivational and I enjoyed the way it was put together; concise and pleasant.
I was rather hoping my certificate would have had my full name, but I wasn't asked before printing it.