Story-Slingers (ADVANCED PACK) (OLD)

A writing course for young people with a passion for storytelling. Do you have a story to tell?

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Learn how to craft and clarify your stories with English teacher and author, Melinda Hammond. This course challenges you to get your story told.

Appropriate for ages 10 - 16. No matter where you are on your writing journey, by the end of this course you will have created a full-length project, ready for publication or competition entry.


• Support to prepare your completed story for competitions and publication

• Written appraisal of your completed manuscript

• Professional cover design

• Advice and mentoring on how to upload your book for online publication

• Access to bonus interviews with published authors who have travelled the road before you

• You will have the opportunity to talk with Mel via Skype one-on-one to hash out your ideas and get you on your way.

• You will have access to live Facebook tutorials once a week where you can ask the questions you need at each stage of your writing - an opportunity to have your questions answered immediately, something few other courses offer

• You gain access to a private Facebook group, where you will make lifelong friendships as you share feedback and get valuable support from your new friends - Mel will also pop in regularly to answer any questions you may have

• The moment you join you have access to the Story Slingers website - packed with everything you need to complete your writing project, including videos to guide your every step and checklists for each stage of your writing

• Resources will be added regularly as you progress through the course, including worksheets and infographics on setting, plot, character, theme and anything else you think you may need - all you have to do is ask Mel

• You will receive regular feedback as you work on your story

• You will be able to access information on upcoming competitions and publication opportunities as they arise

Your Instructor

Melinda Hammond
Melinda Hammond

Melinda Hammond has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. She teaches high school English, but dreams of running away with the circus.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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