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The ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing)
(leading to ExpertRating Writing Certification-Children's Writing).

Join a published children's author and discover how you can touch the hearts of children by creating books for them. If you're a beginning writer, this course will help you transform a book idea into a finished product that you'll be proud to place into the hands of potential publisher. And if you're already a successful writer, this course will help you explore new opportunities and markets for your work.


In this highly interactive, hands-on course, you'll take pen to paper and begin work on your very first fiction or nonfiction manuscript. In the process, you'll explore the changing world of children's literature and understand the various formats--from baby's first books to novels for young adults. You'll get insights from guest authors and editors to gain a better understanding of the needs of today's market. By researching the genre and recognizing niche players, you'll open doors of opportunity, many of which you may not have previously considered. By the time you finish this course, you'll have all the tools and resources you'll need to continue to grow as a writer for children.

Buy the ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing)- $129.99

This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Carol Parenzan Smalley.

Carol Parenzan Smalley

About the ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing) instructor :Carol Parenzan Smalley is a children's writer, an editor, a library consultant, and a college instructor. Her books for children include Fats, Oils, and Sweets for Scholastic, No Hands Allowed: DaMarcus Beasley, Robbie Reader Biography: Henry Hudson, and Extreme Sports: Riding the Giant Wave with Garrett MacNamara for Mitchell Lane Publishing, A Mathematical Walk through an Amusement Park for TouchSmart, a guide to American Sign Language for Barnes and Noble, a five-book series on the U.S. government for Perfection Learning, and more. She is a frequent contributor to publications for writers, and she spends her free time conducting workshops for her many readers.

 Online Writing Certification requirements: For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing) you need Access to a library or bookstore that stocks children's books, Microsoft Word or other word processing software, Internet access, e-mail, and the Netscape or Firefox or Internet Explorer Web browser.

 Testimonials: The ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing) has received overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the world. Here are a few:

Across the world, I felt a little nervous and distant when this course started, but, I have had a great time and experienced a large learning curve. It has been a privilege to work with such a talented teacher and class."

"After printing some of the materials from our class, I have a 3-ring binder the size of a metro city’s telephone book!"

"As a person just trying to understand the industry and write her first manuscript, I found the class extremely helpful."

"As a person just trying to understand the industry and write her first manuscript, I found the class extremely helpful."

"As a retired school teacher with 28 years of experience, I was impressed with the quality of the lessons, quizzes, and assignments."

"As I finish this last assignment, I shed a happy tear. A happy tear because I have met some wonderful people in the beginning of my journey. I have already started to set roots and grow. It has been a pleasure meeting and working with all of you. Thank you for making the first leg of my journey a most memorable one. Until we meet again..."

"As someone who is just starting to write, I can say that at times I was overwhelmed with all the great info. (I kept thinking, I just need to sit down and write something on paper before I worry about the rest of this.) So, I copied it all down, in the hope that some day, I will be able to use it. The best thing about this course was that I actually did start to put something down on paper...I know I would not have done that without the 'assignments.' Thanks for the 'kick in the backside.' Thanks for all the great resources, too. I know they will be helpful in the future."

"At first I didn't think I would like this class; I thought I had too much experience and wasted my money. But then, as we got into the lessons, I learned so much and will be taking tons of valuable information away with me. This course was listed for beginner or advanced writers, and that sure is correct. Well done."

"Because of your encouragement, I had the courage to glue wings on my short story and let it fly off to a publisher. What an exhilarating feeling!"

"Carol as an instructor and pseudo mentor fulfilled all of my expectations. Her ability to provide positive critisism has allowed me to know that if I continue, I can succeed! She is a GREAT teacher......inspiring, giving, nurturing!"

"Carol, by faith, I am going to leap off the springboard of your encouragement, hoping to land with a published book in hand!"

"Carol, I just wanted to thank you and everyone else who participated and made this such a great class. This was the first time I had ever shown my work in 'public,' and I am thankful for all of the positive support and encouragement I received."

Buy the ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing)- $129.99

ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing)

(leading to ExpertRating Writing Certification-Children's Writing)

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ExpertRating upholds the highest privacy standards and complies with strict program requirements, ensuring that your information is always safe. ExpertRating has certified Several thousand individuals who are working with leading companies across the US and other countries. View list.

When you choose the ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing) you can be sure that you are buying a premium International certification that is recognized by hundreds of employers and Government bodies in the US and other countries.


 With ExpertRating you get certified quickly online and you are equipped with a store house of information through the in-depth ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing) Courseware which has been developed by experienced Writing and Publishing Industry Experts.

 The ExpertRating Writing Certification is by far the best value for money instructor led Writing Program at $129.99.


Some Popular questions and answers about this ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing) and Certification:

 How much does the Writing Certification cost and what does it include?

You can buy this ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing) leading to Writing certification at a special offer price of only $129.99 which includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing) Courseware and exam fee. This is the best value for money Writing Program available till date. You get the following services within the USD $129.99 fee.

     In-depth ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing) Courseware including scenarios and case studies.

     An instructor to guide you through the course and to whom you can direct your questions.

     World wide airmail delivery of the hard copy Writing Certificate. The Writing Certificate can be used to prove your certified status and does not mention the words "online".

     An online transcript that can be used to prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.

How do I get certified?

The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing) for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing) Courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final Writing Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the Writing Certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your Writing Certificate is mailed immediately.

What learning aids will I get?

The ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing) includes the following learning aids:

24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing) is also provided

A friendly instructor to answer your questions online

A discussion area to have your questions answered

Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter

Chapter assignments to help you practically use the Writing that you will learn during the Writing Course.

What is the final exam like?

The final exam is fully based upon the   ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing) Courseware that is provided along with the Writing Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing) Courseware.

What are the course start dates?

ExpertRating instructor led courses commence every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course commencement in any month. To see available course start dates, please click on the "Enroll now" button. All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.


Buy the ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing)- $129.99


Writing children's books can be rewarding and fun, but it's important to keep the child's interests and abilities in mind when you write.

Instead of divisions like fiction and nonfiction, children's books are generally divided into categories like baby books, toddler (board) books, pre-readers, early readers, chapter books, and so on. Many writers indicate interest in writing children's books because it seems like an easy "in" to getting published. Writing for children seems doable and relatively easy. However, it is not easy as it seems to be. This course will teach you the dos and don'ts of writing for children.


You can't just write a children's book and assume that any child of any age can read it. Most authors specialize in a particular age of children. There are guidelines to writing for children which you will be taught through the valuable ExpertRating Writing for Children Certification course.

ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing) Coverage (6 weeks program)  

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

Are you a beginning writer with a story to tell or a published writer who wishes to build on your successes? Do you dream of creating books that children will love? This first lesson is going to revisit your childhood in order to help you move forward in your writing career. You'll spend time with a children's media consultant to learn about her childhood, her love for books, and the changing face of children's publishing. You'll discover that the best way to write well is to read well-written books. And, this lesson will discuss that Harry character and the impact he has on your future.

Friday - Lesson 02

In this lesson, you'll focus specifically on children's picture books. You'll start by learning how to define the category of picture books and dissect a few samplings on the shelves—board books, cloth books, picture books, and picture storybooks. You'll spend some time with noted children's picture book author and illustrator Ian Falconer, creator of the "Olivia" books. And you'll discover a magic number.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

In this lesson, you'll explore books for beginning readers and discover resources available to writers to assist them in their creation of books that children will love to read (and read because they love them). You'll visit with an editor of children's educational materials and a relatively new writer who's made his introduction into children's writing through the educational market. And this lesson will uncover opportunities for you in this category of children's literature.

Friday - Lesson 04

In Lesson 4, you'll explore the world of literature designed for the middle school and high school readers. You'll uncover the reasons why these books are demanding a larger amount of shelf space in libraries and bookstores. You’ll spend time with an expert on young adult literature and learn more about this relatively new area of children's literature.

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

In this lesson, you'll embark on a nonfiction book tour. Because good fiction is rooted in accurate facts, there's wonderful information in this lesson’s sampling for fiction writers, too, especially in the area of research. Travel along with an expert in nonfiction research, and discover how you can improve your writing by uncovering facts through primary and secondary sources. You've come a long way from bland biographies!

Friday - Lesson 06

In this lesson you'll join a group of eleven writers who between them have penned almost 200 books and magazine articles! Some of the writers are relatively new to the craft. Others have been doing it for many years. All of them are growing in their profession, and all will openly share what's worked (and what hasn't worked) for them. You'll learn about their typical writing day, their sources of inspiration, and the passion behind their creative endeavors.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

In Lesson 7, some guest writers will share information about the research that goes into a book idea. This lesson will discuss the energy devoted to fine-tuning that first page in order to grab an editor's attention. Those guest writers will share tricks that help them think visually throughout the writing process, and they'll offer some of their successes in creating pages that readers want to turn.

Friday - Lesson 08

Grab your red pens—it's time to edit! These guest writers know that writing is all about rewriting. In Lesson 8, you'll journey with them as they share some of the methods they use to turn their first drafts into contracted manuscripts. You'll discover how to read like an editor and improve your publishing opportunities. They'll tell you why you should surround yourself with a circle of like-minded writers—your critique group—to gather fresh input, perspective, and suggestions regarding your writing. And you'll get started with your critique group right away—as part of your class assignment, you'll be invited to submit part of a working manuscript for your fellow students to critique.

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

In this lesson, you're going to explore the needs of publishing houses to help guide you in your search for finding a home for your book manuscript or magazine article. You'll discover how to improve your odds through market research. You'll uncover the resources that these guest writers use to target publishers and how they know the right time to send out their manuscripts. And you'll spend a few moments with an editorial director from an educational publishing house to learn more about the growing needs in this specialty market.

Friday - Lesson 10

In this lesson, you'll learn how to align yourself with published authors by appearing professional through the submission process. You'll spend time with a noted author discussing query and cover letters, and you'll learn how to craft correspondence to gain the attention of editors. You'll find out how to get your submission out of the slush pile and onto the desks of editors. You'll learn the correct way to format your manuscript, and laugh along with the guest writers as they share some of their favorite rejection stories (and the lessons they learned in the process).

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

In Lesson 11, you'll explore the business side of children's publishing. You'll move beyond the writing and submission components and into the world of contracts and promotion. You'll learn all about it through the words of a seasoned marketing pro who specializes in the children's publishing world. You'll learn how to get your books off of bookshelves and into the hands of your readers. And you'll have fun when those guest writer’s guides share some of their favorite promotional tricks.

Friday - Lesson 12

As this final lesson wraps up the course on writing for children, you'll look for ways to continue to grow yourselves as writers. Journey with this course one more time as you learn how professional writers continue to develop in their craft each and every day. You'll discover organizations and online communities that offer support to writers. You'll meet the president of the largest association of children's writers and illustrators. And you'll hear final words of advice from those guest writers as they welcome you into the world of children's publishing. Dream big, and write well!

Buy the ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Children Writing) - $129.99

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