May/June 2013: “Writing for Children” Online Course with Oisin McGann

Oisín McGann

The Writing for Children online course with Oisín McGann covers the basics of storytelling and the  specific aspects of writing for children and young adults. This course is perfect if you can’t make it to a classroom course! The second course of 2013 starts on May 13.

As Oisín is both an illustrator and a writer, this course is well suited to illustrators wanting to write as well as to writers.

Areas that will be looked at include:

  • how to generate ideas
  • how to use observation
  • description of both character and setting
  • using dialogue
  • ensuring a good pace and plot
  • how to tailor your writing for different age groups

There will be short practical exercises at each stage of the course.

Oisin will also be giving tips on how to get published, and how to market your books once you get published.

Start date: May 13, 2013
Places are strictly limited to 12 – early booking advisable.
Course duration: 6 weeks
Fee: €190.00
Course outline at
More information at or email

Oisín McGann works full time as an author and illustrator. He has written and illustrated numerous books for young children, including the Mad Grandad series, The Forbidden Files series, and two short retellings of Irish legends. He has also produced eight novels -The Gods And Their Machines, The Harvest Tide Project, Under Fragile Stone, Small-Minded Giants, Ancient Appetites, Strangled Silence and The Wisdom of Dead Men. His latest novel, Rat Runners, is out now.

Rat Runners cover


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