Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure

Write a Mystery and Create Your Own Published Book

Live via Zoom

Description

Have you ever wanted to write a mystery and create your very own book?

You've come to the right place!

'The Land of Imagination' is under attack. Soon all of your favourite fictional characters and their magical stories will be destroyed unless you can save the day! You (and your characters) need to find the portal into this magical world, unravel the mystery before it's too late! 

This program is for you if you love: 

  • Creating characters.
  • Solving mysteries.  
  • Plotting action-packed stories.

 You'll use an original set of Choose Your Own Adventure Cards I've designed to lead you through the storytelling process but you'll get to choose exactly how your story will unfold. I'll show you a simple structure to make planning your story easy and fun! And of course, our writing activities will inspire  and support you along the way from coming up with your idea to making your book! 

This writing program shows young writers how to combine the building blocks of narrative writing:

  • style. 
  • setting.
  • character. 
  • plot. 

to create a mystery story in a magical setting. 

We will have a workshop each week and you'll have an easy writing guide to follow so you can stay on track. 

At the end of the program, you'll have a story to share with your friends and family.

Participants will also be encouraged to create a book and enter in the Make Your Own Story Book Competition 2021. Entries close on 11th June.


Our live streamed workshops allow time for:

• Participation in a range of structured and unstructured writing activities.
• Developing narrative writing skills.
• Peer interaction and question time.
• Writing activities to inspire writers and scaffold the process of developing a mystery fantasy tale.


Program Outline:

Weeks 1 -2: Develop your story

In the first 2 workshops, we'll develop our setting, our mystery plot (problem) and our main character. If you  have trouble coming up with all the ideas for a story, then my Choose Your own Adventure Cards will come to the rescue. You get to pick and choose what elements you want to use and how your story will unfold. There will be plenty of time to write, share, plan and get your story sorted.

Weeks 3 - 7 Let's Get Writing

Once we have our stories sorted, I will introduce writing techniques and skills to bring your story to life. You will have a writing plan so you know exactly what you need to work on each week to get your story finished. We will explore how to start stories, build suspense, write action scenes and use imagery to ignite our readers' imagination.  I'll teach you some simple editing tricks of the trade that will immediately improve your writing and your story. 

We will also look at publishing options and tips for creating your story book!


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What you will learn

  • Understand the key elements of a narrative including how to plot and plan a mystery story in a fantasy setting.
  • Develop a range of essential writing skills such as descriptive writing, imagery, word choice, writer's voice and figurative language.
  • How to turn your idea and your writing into a story book!

What you will get

  • 7 x 75min face to face writing workshops on Zoom.
  • Handouts and follow up materials to guide you through the writing process.
  • The opportunity to submit writing tasks for feedback.

What to bring

  • A A4 notebook
  • 1 x A3 white poster paper for mapping fantasy world.
  • Display folder for additional handouts

What to wear

Comfy clothes and perhaps a costume for our online book launch.

Appropriate for

Enthusiastic writers in Years 3 - 6.

Make your own StoryBook Competition 2021

Participants will aim to finish books to enter The Make Your Own Story Competition 2021 but this is not compulsory. 


Write Away With Me

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Write Away With Me is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of writers! We offer storytelling and literacy workshops for Early Childhood and Primary Schools as well as a range of after school (The Writer's Club) and holiday programs. Our professional development programs provide a wealth of hands on activities to allow teachers and parents to become aware of their unique power as writers, storytellers and creative thinkers! As the Director, I develop and teach programs, as well as manage our programs and events. Write Away With Me also updates a blog and produces a monthly newsletter.

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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

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If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.

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Terms & Conditions

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