Writing Books For Children

David Walliams

Writing Books For Children

Learn from an award-winning author of best-selling children's books, how to write your own stupendous, spectacular stories.

24 lessons, 3.5 hrs
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  • For all ages and levels

  • Watch on any device

  • One-off payment

The Course

Perfect for anyone who'd love to write. David helps you shape ideas into stories that delight, scare and tickle young minds. All you need is imagination!

Your Maestro

David Walliams, OBE, is an award-winning author of best-selling children’s books. He’s written 26 books that have sold over 37 million copies and been translated into 53 languages. He’s learnt a lot along the way and he’s here to teach you.


Course Notes

Course notes

62 pages

A downloadable PDF with clear, well-structured thoughts, ideas and exercises that make writing less intimidating.

Course Notes

What People are Saying

I found David very inspiring, to write - about anything, not just children's books.

- Hazel R

I'm taking this course at the mo and it really is brilliant!

- Jenn T

David Walliams's course is brilliant too - I have the idea and a story plan for my book - writing it now.

- Richard

I'm halfway through my @bbcmaestro course, Writing Books For Children, from @davidwalliams and it's brilliant!! His tips and guidance are enough for any budding children's writer! Shame it's only 25 lessons long!

- Lee

The real value, so far, lies in @davidwalliams descriptions of sources of inspiration & the collision of two different ideas. It's very inspiring to hear a successful writer talk about his craft. : )

- Claire

Plenty of information, advice and references to David's books as well as the works of other authors.

- Anon

It's helped me with the writing of a children's story that I plan to publish in 2022.

- John Munro

Presentation was informative and delivered with great warmth, humour and style.

- Bridget Johnson

The content was brilliant! David Williams is so easy to listen to and the information he shares is relevant and easy to understand.

- Janice Eastwood

The course was a brilliant insight into David's world and forms a great blueprint for character and book development.

- R.K. Alker

David is an enthusiast who knows his stuff. Great tips for people starting out like myself. Powerfully illustrated points from his own books and a wide range of other books, films and comedic material. So easy to listen to and lots of humour.

- David Webster

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Create stories that capture a child’s imagination.
24 lessons, 3.5 hrs
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