Be Trained As A Young Author

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Be Trained As A Young Author

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Take part in the Young Author's Scheme (Online) for $500 and be trained to be a young author

  • Purchase on BYKidO directly 
  • 5 x 1.5 hours lessons, with optional coaching after
  • Includes 1 year BBC Earth Magazine Subscription
  • Valid for schedule below
  • Suitable for 8 years old and above

Young Author Scheme

The Young Author Scheme is Singapores first-ever scheme to train young authors, from as young as eight years old. Under the Young Author Scheme, children get to learn to write their very own 3000-word storybooks and improve descriptive skills. All stories are entered into the Asia Young Author Award, a regional writing competition for under-18s. Shortlisted and winning stories are published in ebooks or in print, or in the Young Reader Club magazine.

At the end of the course, all children will take home 2 complimentary printed copies of their story  for additional copies, they can opt to purchase for $10 per copy with a minimum order of 20 copies.

The course will be taught by Catherine Khoo  she is an author, educator, editor and publisher and has been running this course since 2003.

Lesson Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of fiction writing and its basic elements
  • Gain a greater understanding of theme and genre-based fictional narratives
  • Increase their vocabulary, and improve skills such as brevity and coherence in writing fiction
  • Learn to appreciate fictional narratives and critique them
  • Complete a 3000-word fictional narrative based on a chosen genre and theme


        The online course will last for 5 lessons and each lesson will be 1.5 hours long. Coaching will continue after the 5 days until children complete their story. (This is optional)

        • Class A (3 pm - 4.30 pm)
          • 8th - 12th Nov
        • Class B (3 pm  4.30 pm)
          • 22nd - 26th Nov

        *Min. 10 students, Max. 15 students. A refund will be provided if the min. is not met. 

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            • Valid for specific schedule stated
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