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Looking for a summer activity for your kiddos?
Story School is here. 

Do you know a child that loves to write? Do you want to teach a child you love the building blocks of great storytelling? Does your child have a wild imagination that just needs to be put to paper? The KidLit Lab's Story School is made with them in mind, and let's just tell it like it is: we're going to have a blast.

story school for kids!

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Story School is the place where young writers learn the ins and outs of what it takes to write a great story. Let them learn from bestselling, award-winning, children's book author, Laura Wifler, to give them foundational skills to build on for a lifetime. 

Because you know what they say...

Welcome to The KidLit Lab's

start 'em young. 

Story School

Do you have a budding writer at home who is bursting with ideas but needs a bit of guidance?

Are you a grandparent, guardian, or mentor who wants to help cultivate a hobby or interest you see in a child you love? 

Are you a homeschooling parent who is looking for a program to round out your curriculum on writing and storytelling? 

The Story School


A class just for kids to teach them the foundational building blocks of writing great stories and learn what it's like to be an author. 

We'll start with stepping back and understanding what a great story is and how to find the right idea to pursue. By the end of this module, your child will:
  • Understand exactly what a story is and what makes a great one.
  • Learn how to generate story ideas 
  • Understand how all stories reflect the metanarrative of scripture. 
  • Have a solid list of ideas for stories they've developed.
  • Know how to develop characters and settings in a way that's believable and compelling

Here's What's Inside Story School

Story Smarts

Drafts that Dazzle

module 1

Module 2

Now that your child understands a great story and has a few ideas, I'll teach them how to build solid story structure so their ideas make sense and build upon one another. By the end of this module, your child will:
  • Understand plot, including beginning, rising action, turning point, falling action, and conclusion. 
  • Know how to write snappy openings.
  • Learn how to tackle a messy middle.
  • See what it takes to write a satisfying ending.

Story Superstar

module 3

we're going to have a blast together.

No one writes a perfect draft on their first try, so it's here that I'll teach your child the top techniques real editors and authors use to be a story superstar. By the end of this module, your child will:
  • Know specific things to look for to make a story stronger
  • Understand the correct formatting for a children's book
  • Understand pacing and page turns
  • Grasp what makes for a solid book title
  • Gain an understanding of what an illustrator does and how to illustrate your own book!

Plus, each student will get my custom Story Studio for Kids workbook to help them generate and develop story ideas, and bonus: 50 Wild and Wacky Story Ideas they can build off of. 
Students will receive my custom Story Templates and Storyboarding Worksheets for writing their own stories! 

She made all of it so much fun!

- emma

"Laura is a perfect guide."

I'm a bestselling, award-winning children's picture book author, and I want to help you. Plus, as the Co-founder and Executive Director of Risen Motherhood, I see hundreds of the best children's books each year and I evaluate them to decide what to recommend to the hundreds of thousands of moms in the RM community, and what goes back on the shelf. I love books, and I might just love seeing books come to life even more.

I've written several children's books. Among them, the bestselling, "Any Time, Any Place, Any Prayer," which was the winner of the Christianity Today's Children and Youth Book of the Year, and a finalist for the ECPA's Children's Book of the Year, and the bestselling, "Like Me: A Story About Disability and Discovering God's Image In Every Person," which won The Gospel Coalition's Children's Book of the Year.

I'm Laura and I'm here to answer your child's writing questions. 

hi there!

I've been writing stories for as long as I can remember. In fact, in first grade, I won my first writing award after I entered my story, "Mackenzie's Dog Goldie" in an AT&T writing contest. I still have the certificate and ribbon. (I'm thinking about putting them up on my office wall.) Since that day, I dreamed of being a children's picture book author, but I never actually thought it would happen. But by God's grace, I got where I am today. Now, I get emails and DM's every week from people just like you who are looking for advice and help at various stages of their author journey, but typically their questions require more than what a quick email or DM can accomplish. So, I built The KidLit Lab to answer all the most common questions people have (and the ones they haven't thought of yet). Think of this like my brain in a bottle, taking all my best tips and bringing them straight to you. 

Like a writing camp for kids, this course is the perfect addition to a homeschooling curriculum or as a gift to encourage the dreams of the child who loves stories, illustration, and books.

it works for any child...

Everyone should learn the foundational elements of writing a great story. 

Many of us can attest, storytelling is a lifelong skill for teaching, entertaining, and building relationships. Let's give your child the tools they need from a young age to tell great stories that people will want to read and hear. Not only is it incredibly fun to put together a beautiful storybook, it's a gift your child can give to others again and again. 

there's no formula, but i'll teach them all my best tips and tricks to make it a whole lot easier. 

set them up for a lifetime of success


"I know so much more than I did before."

The KidLit Lab Story School is the only one of its kind. Your child will...

Gain clarity on what makes a good idea and where to find one

Understand what story structure is and what makes a great story

Master how to build out characters and scenes

Learn techniques for editing and polishing their draft

Grasp what makes a great title that will have people wanting to pick up their book

I want this for my child!

Learn all the elements of a book and how to create them for their own books

Grow in their understanding of the illustration process and how to conceptualize and illustrate their own book 

Give your child clarity and confidence on what makes a great story and watch them grow. 

Like Me

PSST, there's more! click here to see them all.

Christian fiction

Here are a few of my children's books - now let's work on your kiddo's!

A World Wonder

mass-market fiction

Any Time, Any Place, Any Prayer

Christian non-fiction


Try The KidLit Lab's Story School for 7 days, risk free.

I want you to be 100% confident when you invest in The KidLit Lab. That’s why I'm offering you a 7-day money back guarantee! If you're feeling like the course isn't helping you in your book writing journey, you're free to cancel, no questions asked. 

money back 


When you enroll today, your child will have access to:

πŸ’« My three core curriculum trainings on how to write incredible stories (value $1,000)

πŸ’« My custom "Story Studio" for kids workbook (value: $300)

That's a total value of $1,800!

But because I want as many children as possible to take this course, you can grab the Story School for just...

πŸ’« 50 Wild and Wacky Story Ideas Prompt (Value $50) 

πŸ’« My custom Story Templates for storyboarding and writing (value: $150)

πŸ’« Supplementary training on the elements of a book and illustration (value $300)

This looks incredible.

So how much does it cost? 

3 payments of $60

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A one-time payment of $147

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How much time will this take? 

The Story School is completely self paced, so your child can take their time, or get through it more quickly! There are three core modules, with 3 or 4 lessons in each module. Lessons range from 4 minutes long to no more than 15 minutes. Your child can work through as much as they'd like, while also reserving time to implement what they're learning on the fly. If it were me, I'd have my child work through one module each week, so it would be a three-week course. No matter what, you'll have access to the trainings for the lifetime of the course so your child can re-listen to the material as many times as they want and implement as it works. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do my child and I have access to the course?

Lifetime access! Once you purchase, you can go back and watch it as much as you'd like for the lifetime of the course. You'll also get access to any future new content for free, if it's added.

Will you offer feedback on my manuscript / story ideas during the course? 

Unfortunately, while I would love to, I'm just not able to do this due to time constraints. 

Does this cohort give my child access to Laura?

Not at this time, but I do want to assure you that everything in this course was written by me. If you'd like them to meet with me 1:1 ,you can do that here. 

What if I purchase The Story School and realize it's not the right fit?

No problem! I'm offering a a 7-day money back guarantee! I want you to be 100% confident when you invest in any course from The KidLit Lab. If you enroll and realize it's not for you, I'll refund it.

Is this for children's fiction or nonfiction?

Both! There will be all sorts of information and tips for anyone who wants to write for children, no matter their genre. 

How is this different from the Manuscript Masterclass? 

This course is a streamlined, easier-to-understand version of the Manuscript Masterclass that's built specifically for children ages 7-13. It provides foundational learnings in how to tell a great story, and is taught in a way that will connect with children. While the building blocks of the content are the same, all the videos and lessons in this class are original. In addition, Story School has a version of my "Story Studio" worksheet that's built specifically for kids, and includes templates for writing and illustrating their story, as well as 50 story prompts to get them started. 

If I purchase this for homeschool, do I need to buy one for each child?

Nope! Each login is per family. Please share it and keep those young writers writing!

Are you an approved vendor for Charter schools? 

Not yet, but we hope to pursue this in the future.

Do I need to buy anything extra once I purchase?

Nope! It's all included. 

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I completely understand. Feel free to send me an email with any questions you have!

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