School Hols Workshop - Create New Ideas and Write Gripping Plots
Oct
9
9:00am 9:00am

School Hols Workshop - Create New Ideas and Write Gripping Plots

  • Monday, October 9, 2017
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Whangarei Central Library 

In this workshop we learn new ways to create interesting story ideas and how to incorporate characters, settings and events into our writing. We'll also look at how to introduce and solve a problem to create a dynamic plot, and discuss how to write riveting beginnings, middles and ends. If you've ever been stuck, staring at a blank page or thought "Um, what should I write next?", this workshop is for you!

Recommended age range: 9-13 years.

Cost: $35
To book:  Please send an email with your child's name and age. You will receive an email by return containing further details and payment options. 

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School Hols Workshop - Travel Writer
Oct
10
9:00am 9:00am

School Hols Workshop - Travel Writer

Turn your school holiday trips and weekend activities into riveting travel stories. Learn how to capture adventure in your writing and give readers a sense of the experience. The next time your teacher asks you to write about what you did in the school holidays they'll be impressed! For accomplished writers and those who are super keen, this workshop also provides inspiration on taking it to the next level: how to get your travel stories published in newspapers and magazines. 

Recommended age range: 10-14 years.

Cost: $35
To book:  Please send an email with your child's name and age. You will receive an email by return containing further details and payment options. 

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Mangawhai Beach School visit
Aug
8
10:00am10:00am

Mangawhai Beach School visit

I'm visiting Mangawhai Beach School to talk to 420 students from new entrants through to Year 8 about my creative process. I'm looking forward to reading extracts from "The Rock" and "Sylvie's Big Adventure", as well as discussing where I find inspiration, how I create characters and incorporating everyday scenery into settings. Thanks to the New Zealand Book Council's Writers in Schools programme and Creative New Zealand for supporting this visit.

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School Hols Workshop - Descriptive Settings
Jul
11
9:00am 9:00am

School Hols Workshop - Descriptive Settings

In this workshop we'll learn how to write descriptive settings and produce writing that is rich, yet easy to read. We'll look at where and when to add description into stories, and how to incorporate elements and sensory details to create a wide variety of atmospheric settings. This workshop is ideal for anyone at any level who needs to learn how to create interesting settings and add more depth to their stories.

This workshop best suits the needs of primary and intermediate students aged approximately 9-13 years.

Cost: $35
To book: THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Please send an email if you'd like to be advised on upcoming workshops. 

 

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School Hols Workshop - Create Memorable Characters - FULLY BOOKED
Jul
10
9:00am 9:00am

School Hols Workshop - Create Memorable Characters - FULLY BOOKED

In this fun and rewarding workshop we'll learn how to create well rounded characters in our stories, and how to develop characters until they literally spring into life on the page. We'll discover what makes each character tick and how to use interesting dialogue (speech) to move a story forward.

This workshop best suits the needs of primary and intermediate students aged approximately 9-13 years.

Cost: $35
To book: THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Please send an email if you'd like to be advised on upcoming workshops.

 

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Create New Ideas and Write Gripping Plots
Apr
21
9:00am 9:00am

Create New Ideas and Write Gripping Plots

In this workshop we'll learn new ways to create interesting story ideas and learn how to incorporate the main character, as well as settings and events. We'll also look at how to introduce and solve a problem to create a dynamic plot, and discuss how to write riveting beginnings, middles and ends. If you've ever been stuck, staring at a blank page or thought "Um, what should I write next", then this workshop is for you!

Cost: $35
To book: please click here and follow the instructions

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How to write descriptively
Apr
21
9:00am 9:00am

How to write descriptively

In this workshop we'll learn how to write descriptively, keeping our writing simple so it is rich yet easy to read. We'll look at where and when to add description into stories, and how to incorporate elements and sensory details to create a wide variety of atmospheric settings. This workshop is ideal for anyone who needs to learn how to add more depth to their stories.

Cost: $35
To book: please click here and follow the instructions

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