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Creative Writing Workshop

Kids Creative Writing Workshop at Blacktown[Level 1:9-12], [Level 2 :13-15]

There is no cost to parents for this 5 hrs workshop if you provide us with creative kids voucher. If not, the cost for the workshop is $100

Creative Writing It may very well be that your children write stories at home regardless of whether they’re required to for school, because most children have a seemingly natural urge to want to do so from time to time. This is just a little guidance on how you can support them and encourage a more structured approach to their story writing.

Plot planning Firstly, ask your child where the story is going to take place. It could be somewhere fictional or real, it could be a planet, a country, a town or a house – anywhere!

Then, ask when the story is taking place – now? In the future? In the past?

Finally ask what they think is going to happen. Remember that this doesn’t have to be accurate and they don’t have to stick to what they say; many of the best writers say that their plots develop organically as they write. If they do have a firm idea of where they want to go with the plot, though, they can create an outline by completing a story planner, which could look something like this:

First….

Then…

Next…

And finally….

Characterisation

Ask your child who is going to be in the story. How do they want their readers to feel about each character?Again, they may want to jot some ideas down. You could make a table for them to help them organise their thoughts, with these headings:

Name of character

Relationship to other characters

What he/she looks like

Behaviour

Story language

Ask your child to think of some fabulous words to use in their story writing. They might be long words or simple ones, or they might be great descriptive words or words that help create pace and tension. Encourage them to jot these down and refer to the list as they write their story.

Story starters

All writers know that you’ve got to capture the attention of your readers right from the start; you want to make them desperate to read on. Ask your child to think of some good story openers that’ll entice people to find out more. Here are a few examples:

First sentences that are mysterious…

Molly had no sense of the day that lay ahead.

Story starters that use language tricks like alliteration…

It was damp, dark and dreadfully dusty when Molly entered the house.

Story openers that create tension…

Molly could hear her heart beating faster than ever before. Could this really be happening?

Stories that go straight into dialogue…

“But I don’t want to go to school, Mummy,” groaned Molly.

Encourage your child to look at some of the books they like to read and see how they begin in order to offer inspiration.

Get writing!

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Creative Writing Workshop

09/01/2021 – 10 am – 3 pm
Blacktown
$100

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