Writing Children's Novels from Start to Finish

A course by Olney Goin
Author. Frankfurt, Germany.
Joined April 2021
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Transform the ordinary into the extraordinary and write your first novel for young readers, from the initial idea to the final page

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (21)
  • 561 students

Transform the ordinary into the extraordinary and write your first novel for young readers, from the initial idea to the final page

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (21)
  • 561 students
  • 13 lessons (2h 8m)
  • 24 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

In this online course, learn how to write a children's book, from start to finish. Transform the ordinary into the extraordinary to create an amazing fantasy world.

Olney Goin, winner of the 2012 El Barco de Vapor - Peru award, shares all the tricks of the trade to enhance your creativity, bring your characters to life, and get you started in developing your first fantasy adventure. He also explains what you can do with your first book.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Heating up motors
  • U3
    U3. Project development
  • U4
    U4. After writing
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin the course by getting to know Olney Goin's work and the moment when literature became his life. He tells you about his influences and how they contributed to his creative universe.

Continue the course by finding out how to tap into your own creativity. See techniques to help you reconnect with your childlike side and develop your imagination.

Move on to discover how you can lay the groundwork for your story and develop a provisional structure. Then look at how to grab and hold the reader's attention and how to choose a worthy ending and a captivating title for your novel.

Finally, once you have your manuscript, explore the different options for publishing your first children's novel. For some final tips, check out some techniques that can help overcome creative blocks.

What is this course's project?

Write a short children's novel taking into account the storytelling guidance and processes learned throughout the course.

Who is this online course for?

Creative people and children's literature enthusiasts who want to write a novel for children.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is necessary for this course. As for materials, you need a notebook and a pencil for the exercises. If you prefer to work digitally, you'll need a computer, phone, or tablet.


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Olney Goin

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Olney Goin is a writer specializing in children's and young adult literature. His studies in psychology have helped him to understand the perspective of children and in turn, create fantasy worlds just for them.

In 2012, the second time he was nominated, he won the El Barco de Vapor award in Peru with his book Simón. To date, he has published more than 12 children's books.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Heating up motors

    • Inspiration versus effort
    • Reconnecting with the child's imagination
    • The World: Your Personal Wizard Hat
    • Activating your imagination
  • U3

    Project development

    • Building the Foundations: Developing Ideas Around a Character
    • Arming the structure from the bases
    • Taking off: the importance of starting off on the right foot
    • The Journey: Keeping the Reader Flying
    • The Landing: Finding the Right Closing and Titles
  • U4

    After writing

    • Your book is finished, now what?
    • How to get around creative blocks
  • FP

    Final project

    • Writing Children's Novels from Start to Finish

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Writing Children's Novels from Start to Finish. Writing course by Olney Goin

Writing Children's Novels from Start to Finish

A course by Olney Goin
Author. Frankfurt, Germany.
Joined April 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (21)
  • 561 students