Writing Complicated Children's Book Characters (Write your Best Children's Book series)

Follow veteran children's book author, Carol Mitchell's step-by-step guide to characters that shine. Includes options for one-on-one guidance.

Course Summary

This is a self-guided course, but you will feel as if veteran children's author and educator, Carol Mitchell, is by your side giving step-by-step instructions for creating and implementing children's book characters that readers will love. First learn about the key components of children's books and characters. Next, learn how to develop characters meet those key components. And finally, learn how to bring those characters to life on the page so that your readers come to love them as much as you do!
At the end, you will be ready to start, continue, or finish your book (depending on where you are in the process) with a cast of characters children will love!
BONUS OPPORTUNITIES! Purchase a one-on-one session with Carol to discuss the work in the course OR purchase a one-on-one session to discuss your children's book writing.

Course Curriculum

Carol Mitchell

I am the author of 18 books for children. Fifteen of these were published by CaribbeanReads. My YA novel, Barberry Hill, was short-listed for the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature and my last three children's books were published by HarperCollins UK. I took the long road, spending thousands of dollars developing my writing skills. I graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts in Fiction Writing and achieved certifications in editing. I have taught creative writing at the University level and supported many students and clients in their writing, and learned by experience through my own writing. But with the writing courses I offer here, you don’t have to follow that long and expensive route.

Heidi Fagerberg

author and educator

“Working with Carol has been such a great experience for me. She has helped me with all of my books (7). As a writer I have grown from her expertise, learning how to check for flow of the story, when to let go of something that is not working in the story, and polishing the story to ensure there are no mistakes.” – Heidi Fagerberg, author and educator.

Derry Sandy


Carol helped me develop an appreciation for including the "how's and why's" of a character's decision metrics. She helped me to view my writing dispassionately, allowing me to cut out "fluff" sentences, paragraphs, and characters. Her advice will improve your writing.

Course Pricing

  • Course Access plus one hour of coaching
  • $350 USD

    After you complete the course, Carol will review your assignments and spend an hour discussing your writing.

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  • 90 day access to course material
  • Feedback on your assignments
  • A one-hour one-on-one discussion with Carol on your writing
  • Course Access plus manuscript review
  • $450 USD

    After you complete the course, Carol will consult with you up to 4,000 words of your manuscript-in writing and orally.

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  • 90 day access to course material
  • Review of your assignments
  • Written assessment from Carol on up to 4,000 words of your manuscript
  • One-hour, one-on-one discussion with Carol on your manuscript and writing