WRITING WORKSHOPS

I tailor workshops to each audience. These presentations include:


For Adults

- So, You Want to Write for Kids?

- How Ewe You Can Help Your Child Right Write Better

- Fiction 101: We will learn how to create an authentic, believable character and a sensory setting in which he/she lives, dreams, and encounters problems. We will explore conflict, plot and structure, research, beginnings and endings. Classes combine lecture with writing activities, critique, and feedback and are suitable for all writing levelsPrevious writing and/or publishing experience is not necessary. 

- Fiction 102: We will explore theme, deep point of view, voice, the role of the antagonist, world building, deepening scenes, and editing and revision. Classes combine lecture with writing activities, critique, and feedback and are suitable for all writing levelsPrevious writing and/or publishing experience is not necessary. 



For Teachers

- Everyone Has a Story: Using Real Life Events to Write Fiction

- Creative Writing in the Classroom

- Teaching the Narrative

- Put Pizzazz into Your Students Writing: Using Fiction Techniques to Write Grab-You-by-the-Collar Expository Essays

- Writing Across the Curriculum: How Short Fiction Supplements Science and Social Studies Instruction

- The Red Pencil is Your Best Friend: Developing Focused Critiquing Skills

- Wikis, Word Choice, and Red Fonts: The Revision Wave of the Future

- Reading, Writing, and Technology: Modeling New Writing Strategies for Grades 3-8

- Show Don’t Tell: Create a Genre Setting (with a Little Help from the Masters)

- Show Don’t Tell: Create a Character (with a Little Help from the Masters)



For 4th-10th Grade Students


- Go, Team, Go! Write a Sports Story

- Stories that are out of this World: Write a Science Fiction or Fantasy Story

-What Doth Thou Scribe? Write a Historical Story

-Solve this Mystery: How Do You Write a Whodunit?

- Put Pizzazz into Your Writing

- Fiction 101: Everything You Need to Write a Short Story- Character, Conflict, and Setting.

- Blogging 101


Please contact me for more information.

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