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Start Your Free Aptitude Test for Children's Writing


Our unique Aptitude Test and evaluation will give you important information about your potential as a children’s writer at no cost or obligation to you.


To help us spot potential authors, we’ve developed this revealing test for writing aptitude. It’s free, and we don’t charge for our evaluation. But unlike courses that accept all applicants, only those who have passed the Aptitude assessment can enroll in Writing for Children and Teenagers.


Those who pass receive our promise:


By the time you finish our course, you will complete at least one manuscript suitable for submission to an editor or publisher; we’ll show you how to sell your work to them; and we’ll teach you how to continue on your own as a freelance writer.


If we accept you for enrollment, regardless of your beginning level—


You will complete a character study, a descriptive sketch, professional query letters to editors, five story or article manuscripts, and the opening chapters of a book—all by the time you graduate.


The advantages of aptitude testing


Your test results tell us much more than whether or not you’re ready for our course. They also help your instructor to determine the right level at which to begin your training.


As you progress, your needs and goals will probably change; as they do, your instructor’s teaching plan for you will change, too. Your instructor’s prime objective is to help you achieve your writing goals.

Before you begin, please read the test from beginning to end. Allow yourself plenty of time, then relax and enjoy this interesting challenge. Just give us your natural responses.

Start Your Free Aptitude Test for Children's Writing


This test performs two very important functions:


1. It distinguishes between those who do and those who do not have the potential, in our opinion, to learn how to write publishable material for children and teenagers. Since we promise every person accepted for enrollment that he or she will complete at least one manuscript suitable to submit to an editor or a publisher by the time he or she graduates, we must be certain that those we accept have the necessary potential to achieve this goal.


2. The successful applicant’s level of performance in this test also reveals skills and strengths, as well as weaknesses, that the instructor will take into account in developing his or her individual teaching plan. Quite naturally, there are differences in age and life experience, education, access to children and teenagers, reading and writing levels, and other factors among those who are accepted for enrollment.


Our course is designed to deal with individual differences through its one-on-one method of instruction.


Our Guarantee


If you pass this test and decide to enroll, we will dedicate ourselves to your satisfaction, and you will receive our guarantee:


If you are not satisfied that you’ve become a better writer and learned how to market your writing to publishers by the time you’ve completed our course, you can obtain a full refund.


Remember, you are not now under any obligation for having requested this test, nor will you be under any obligation when you return it to us for review. It is a free service. Your test will be read by professional evaluators and treated with respect and in confidence.


The test is designed to give you the chance to experiment with words and ideas and to exercise your writing ability. Relax and write at a comfortable pace. There are no right or wrong answers. We’re looking for the way you express yourself naturally. Good luck—and have fun!

Start Your Free Aptitude Test for Children's Writing

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