Writing for children requires as much, if not more, skill and perception than writing for adults. Many people believe it is easier than writing for adults. This is not so. The workshop includes feedback on the first 10 pages of your story.
INTRODUCTION TO SHORT STORY - April 27th - 8.30am to 1.30pm - Instructor: Elaine Ouston
How do you tell your story in a limited number of words and make it as interesting, exciting, and memorable as a novel?
The course will introduce writers to the craft of short fiction. We will be examining the structure that makes a short story powerful. And learning what to leave in and what to take out without spoiling the story. The workshop includes feedback on your story.
WRITING FOR CHILDREN - PICTURE BOOKS - May 4th, 10am to 3pm - Instructor: Elaine Ouston
Many people think writing picture books is easy. After all, they only have a small number of words. But writing an exciting story that will grip the young reader and make them want them to hear more is not as easy as it looks. Like all writing, technical skills are needed. The workshop includes feedback on the first 10 pages of your story.
MEMOIR - June 1st 10am to 3pm - Instructor Ron Day
We all have a wealth of stories to tell and one of the great joys is to be able to write those stories for others. The challenge is to express those stories with excitement and panache so that our readers can’t put the story down. We also need to know how to research the period to get the facts right. The workshop includes feedback on the first 10 pages of your story.
DEVELOPING OUTSTANDING AND MEMORABLE CHARACTERS - June 15th and 16th, 10am to 3pm - Instructor: Elaine Ouston
This workshop examines the great characters in books and explores what makes them that way. We will also examine the many personality types we meet and show you how to portray them effectively. For crime and mystery writers, the character workshop includes an examination of criminal types and what drives them to commit crimes. The workshop includes feedback on the first 10 pages of your story.
WRITERS' BOOTCAMP - DEVELOPING YOUR STORY INTO A BLOCKBUSTER - June 23rd, 8.30am to 4.30pm - Instructor: Elaine Ouston
We will be examining the construction of a few best sellers and learning what it was that made them that way. In this intensive workshop, you will learn how to develop the 7 things that make a bestseller. You will receive an evaluation on your writing and a full day of workshops and exercises to help you develop your story.
Go to the workshop page for more details and to book. http://www.gondorwriterscentre.com/workshops.html