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Creating Children's Stories

A course by Ilan Brenman
Writer. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined July 2020
, Writer

Delight young readers with stories inspired by their day-to-day life and awaken the writer within you

  • Best Seller Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (313)
  • 6552 students
Creating Children's Stories

Delight young readers with stories inspired by their day-to-day life and awaken the writer within you

Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (313)
  • 6552 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • 14 Lessons (1h 59m)
  • Available from the app
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Words have the power to transport children to amazing new worlds, but knowing how to connect with readers at that age is another story. There's no one better to help you on your creative mission than Ilan Brenman, award-winning children's book author and international best-seller whose books have been translated into more than 15 languages.

In this course, learn how to write children's stories inspired by their day-to-day experiences. With help from your teacher, discover techniques to develop your own creative writing process and amaze young readers with your story.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. If You Don't Know It, Make It Up
  • U3
    U3. Fishermen of the Everyday
  • U4
    U4. Post-History
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start the course by meeting your teacher Ilan Brenman, who tells you about his professional background. Ilan shares his biggest influences in literature, film, and painting, and shows you some of the works that have shaped his literary career.

In the next unit, hear about how Ilan discovered his passion for writing and storytelling by listening to his personal story. Learn from his experiences and discover techniques to help you develop your own creative writing process and understand that the secret to writing a book lies in knowing where the story comes from and how to express it on paper.

Now it's time to start working on your story. First, study the key components of a narrative structure. Then, learn how to turn your ideas into an outline and create a story within a specific structure. Rework your text and add the finishing touches following Ilan's advice.

Finally, discover how illustrations interact with text, why they are essential to your story, and how to choose a good illustrator for your project. Ilan wraps up the course by explaining why it's important to listen to literary critics of all ages before publishing your story and helps you choose the right title for your book.

What is this course's project?

Write a children's story inspired by their daily lives.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to create and share stories, or who is passionate about children's literature and interested in exploring this creative universe.

What you need

No prior knowledge is needed to take this course.

The only materials you need are a computer or tablet, a notebook, and a pen or pencil.


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Ilan Brenman

A course by Ilan Brenman


Writer Ilan Brenman defines himself as a story fisher who always pays close attention to the ideas swimming around him. He is the author of the international best-seller Even Princesses Fart and has sold more than three million children's books worldwide. His books have also been translated into more than 15 languages.

He published his first book in 1997 and has written over 80 more since then. In addition to writing books, he has worked as a columnist for Crescer magazine, collaborated with the Brazilian radio station CBN, and regularly participates in conferences and TV programs in Brazil and other countries.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    If You Don't Know It, Make It Up

    • The Road Is Always Better Than the Inn
    • One Writer, Three Roads. First: Recounts
    • One Writer, Three Roads. Second: Pure Creation
    • One writer, three roads. Third: Narratives of the everyday
    • Baby Readers
  • U3

    Fishermen of the Everyday

    • The Skeleton of History
    • Building Our Story
    • The Boy Who Spoke Another Language
  • U4


    • Wearing the Skeleton and Introducing It to the World
    • Sharing Our Creations
    • Choosing the Title
    • Hitting the Target
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Creating Children's Stories

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Creating Children's Stories. A Writing course by Ilan Brenman Best Seller

Creating Children's Stories

A course by Ilan Brenman
Writer. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined July 2020
  • 100% Positive reviews (313)
  • 6552 students