4 Weeks to Write a Junior Fiction Story

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Over the past twenty years, I’ve heard endless grumbles, confusions, frustrations and ENTHUSIASMS about (warning music) Junior Fiction.

Junior Fiction is the most playful, most freewheeling and possibly most lucrative category of Children’s Literature.

 

But, for creators, Junior Fiction is also confusing and frustrating.

Where to start?

What to write?

Who to write for?

What age is my character?

What age is my reader?

How many words?

Is my character even human????

Arrrrgh!

It’s enough to do your head in!

7V1A9299I don’t want you to keep stuffing around, wasting time, getting rejection after rejection and not knowing why.

That’s why I created this unique, one-of-a-kind, e-course.

In this course, I’ll show you how to:

• lose the confusion

• bypass the frustration

• get a great story written in FOUR weeks!

Step-by-step, I’ll demystify Junior Fiction, ramp up your knowledge and confidence and help you write your breakthrough story.

In this short, snappy course we’ll jump into Junior Fiction, together. Weeeee!!!

I’ll guide you (and push you) to write with energy, clarity and imagination.

I’ll help you see where you’ve been holding back or stumbling or making misguided choices.

Best of all, you’ll learn firsthand how easy it is to bust through your doubts and fears, trust your magical muse and get on with CREATING!


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DID SOMEONE SAY CREATINGHoly shizzle, I’m in!

 

 


With me as your own personal Trunchbull, you’ll end up with a FINISHED story. You’ll bring something brand new into the world!

PLUS!

By the end of this course, you’ll have a FRESH AND UNIQUE understanding of Junior Fiction.

Your new understanding will:

• Boost your confidence

• Inspire you to KEEP MOVING FORWARD

• Show you how to make this amazing category of kidlit work— for you!

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Illustration by Jen Storer

Why Learn From Me?

To date, I’ve had SEVENTEEN Junior Fiction books published. All of them with big five publishers (HarperCollins and Penguin/Random House).

I’ve written quirky little chapter books right through to full-length novels.

I’ve written fantasy, comedy and mystery.

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From Truly Tan: Jinxed! Written by Jen Storer. Illustrated by Claire Robertson

I’ve written short story compilations.

And of course, I’ve written TWO wildly popular Junior Fiction series:

• The Truly Tan series (eight books)

• The Danny Best series (four books)

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I’ve also been heavily involved in the design and layout of Junior Fiction.

After twenty years, I know this category inside out.

• I know what kids love

• I know what publishers love

• I want to share my tips, tricks and SECRETS with you!

 

 


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What’s special about this course?

Over the past couple of years I’ve been studying… ME!

I’ve broken down my personal method for writing Junior Fiction and formed it into easy, highly accessible tutorials.

• This is not your average run-of-the mill writing course taught by someone who’s not at the coalface!

Basically, I’ve devised a fun and super informative system for teaching you what I do FOR A LIVING!

It’s also what I do instinctively.

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Spoiler alert!

It wasn’t always instinctive!

Along the way there were lumps, bumps and potholes full of poop and sludge.

I don’t want you to keep feeling stuck and frustrated.

I don’t want you to keep stuffing around, wasting time, getting rejection after rejection and not knowing why.

ARRRGH!

That’s the poop and sludge!

Let’s get you through that FAST!

 

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From Norman Does Nothing.  Written by Jen Storer. Illustrated by Andrew Joyner

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Here’s How It Works

• Every Monday for four weeks you’ll receive a series of short video tutorials via email.

• You’ll also receive downloadable lesson prompts, task sheets, guidelines and other support material.

• You’ll also have free (and happy) access to a special pop-up Facebook group — our girl & duck Junior Fiction Mastermind.

This is your chance to workshop your problems with kindred souls! Maybe find an accountability buddy or form a Junior Fiction critique group. The group will give you extra energy, motivation and momentum.

• At the end of the four weeks, I’ll host a live coaching call. Yippee! I’ll check in with the group and together we’ll talk about each other’s progress, challenges, wins and discoveries!

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You’ll be able to grill me. Ask me ANYTHING. Directly!


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Junior Fiction is a specialised category of children’s literature.

You need specialised knowledge to understand it and master it!

You’ll finish this course:

• Inspired

• Motivated

• Clued up with your questions answered

• Ready to take the next big leap!

 


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From Truly Tan: Spooked! Written by Jen Storer. Illustrated by Claire Robertson.


Course Dates

Course begins Monday May 17, 2021

Live Coaching Call

Wednesday June 9, 2021, 7pm AEST (The call is recorded and available to watch in the course membership site for at least 12 months.)

I cannot wait to share this course with you. I know you’ll LOVE it!

You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of Junior Fiction, a finished story and a massive boost to your confidence and creativity!


 


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FAQs

Can I buy now but start later?

Yes, of course! While it’s fantastic to go through with the group, you can also buy the course, receive all the modules at the same time as everyone else, but do the course work later when you’re ready. Just store the course modules on your computer. Computer says YES!

How long do I have access to the course materials?

You have access for at least 12 months from time of purchase.

Do you have a payment plan?

Yes! You can make two payments of $130 AU over two months. Price includes GST.

I already know a lot about Junior Fiction. Will this course be of any use to me?

I can’t imagine how you wouldn’t enjoy this course and get heaps out of it! #keeplearning

I’m clueless about Junior Fiction. Will this course help?

You betcha!! I’ll help you get laser focussed! You might even find you have a hidden talent for Junior Fiction!

What if I can’t make it to the live coaching call?

No worries! The call will be recorded then posted on the course website.

Where can I ask more questions?

Just flick us an email: girlandduck@gmail.com. We LOVE helping our people!