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Posted by Tom, August 13, 2015

How to write children’s fiction

This October we’re very pleased to be holding the second edition of our sold-out Nosy Crow Masterclass, How to write children’s fiction.

It promises to be a FANTASTIC day: we have some incredible speakers lined up, including David Solomons, author of the brilliant, laugh-out-loud debut novel My Brother is a Superhero, talking about funny writing, Helen Peters, author of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-shortlisted The Secret Hen House Theatre, who’ll lead a session on debut fiction, Tracey Corderoy, author of the amazing Hubble Bubble young fiction books, talking about creating a series, superstar literary agent Louise Lamont, speaking on the role of an agent, and members of the Nosy Crow team including Kirsty Stansfield and Kate Wilson, who’ll cover editorial essentials, the importance of thinking internationally, and more.

As part of the day, there’ll also be individual manuscript critique sessions for anyone who submits their work in advance – if you’ve written, or begun writing, a children’s novel, this is a fantastic opportunity to receive some one-on-one advice from an expert.

And the masterclass is very nearly sold out! There are a grand total of exactly 3 places remaining for the event – so if you’re interested in coming, book your space now.

By a very happy coincidence, today I discovered 3 of the incredibly-rare, impossible-to-buy, not-to-be-missed proof copies of My Brother is a Superhero hidden in the depths of my desk – and so we’re holding a giveaway!

If you’d like to win one of these extremely limited-edition proofs, just re-tweet this message from @NosyCrowBooks – we’ll pick our winners at the end of the week! If you’re one of the lucky three people to book the remaining places onto the Masterclass, we’ll also throw in a proof of the book.

If you’ve not discovered this hilarious book yet, here are the opening chapters of My Brother is a Superhero:

You can book your place onto the How to write children’s fiction masterclass at this page, or with the form below. The masterclass is taking place here at the Crow’s Nest – 10a Lant St, London, SE1 1QR – on Saturday October 10th, and ticket price includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea and coffee breaks, a glass of wine (and homemade cake) at the end of the day, and our manuscript critique sessions. We hope to see you there!

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