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Young Writer's Blueprint

A Step-by-Step Guide for Young Writers, Ages 6-10

Join instructor Alice Kuipers, award-winning author of picture books, chapter books and young adult novels, for a hands-on journey that will set young writers off on a lifetime of creative writing.




Young Writer's Blueprint covers:

* gathering ideas
* creating characters and settings
* writing short stories
* writing longer works and poetry
* editing

There are also lots of writing prompts to spark the imagination and hone new skills. And, best of all, it's really fun!

The course features downloadable videos and worksheets so children can work completely offline.

Young Writer's Blueprint is completely free -- a gift from Alice and the folks at WritingBlueprints.com to help improve literacy and set loose the creative imagination of the world's youth.



(IMPORTANT NOTE: DUE TO PRIVACY LAWS, CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 CANNOT SIGN UP DIRECTLY TO ACCESS THIS COURSE. PLEASE ASK A PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO REGISTER FOR YOU USING THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION.)


Here's What's Included:


  For Parents & Teachers: How to Use the Young Writer's Blueprint
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  BONUS: Get Your Characters Talking
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  BONUS Alice's Super Useful Editorial Checklist
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Your Instructor


Alice Kuipers
Alice Kuipers

Alice Kuipers is the author of the debut novel Life on the Refrigerator Door, an award-winning Young Adult/Adult crossover published to rave reviews in 28 countries and told entirely in post-it notes written by a mother and her daughter. Named a New York Times Book for the Teen Age, Life on the Refrigerator Door has won or been short listed for numerous prizes, including the Redbridge Book Award, the Sheffield Libraries Choice Award, the Grand Prix de Viarmes, the Saskatchewan First Book Award, the Salt Lake City County Library System Reader’s Choice Award, and the Carnegie Medal.

Alice’s second novel, The Worst Thing She Ever Did (published in the US as Lost for Words), won the 2011 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Juvenile / YA Crime Book; was short listed for the White Pine Award; and was a Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year selection for 2011. The Worst Thing She Ever Did has been sold in 9 territories and praised as “gorgeous, heart-ripping, important” (Voices of Young Adults).

40 Things I Want To Tell You was published in Canada by HarperCollins in 2012. The book has been praised as “funny and totally up to date” by the Canadian Review of Materials, and “crisp and effective” by the Winnipeg Free Press. Rights have been sold in Germany, Greece, Denmark and Croatia.

The Death of Us came out in 2014 to great reviews, and was a CLA Listed Book. It’s been described as a quick and turbulent read, The Death of Us is a brilliant coming-of-age novel with a sharpened corkscrew of a twist that will leave readers breathless.

Most recently, Alice’s YA novel, Me and Me, was published in 2017. It was described by Bif Naked as mesmerising.

Alice has a brand new chapter book series with Chronicle Press: Polly Diamond and the Magic Book, which 'Brings the imagination to life' (Booklist) . She is also writing a memoir about teenager Carley Allison with Kids Can Press. She has had stories produced for CBC and essays published in Bristol Review of Books and Easy Living magazine. She has blogged for Today’s Parent, and The Huffington Post.

Alice’s work is published in 34 countries.

Born and raised in London, England, Alice now lives in Saskatoon, Canada, with her partner, the writer Yann Martel, and their four young children.


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