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The Road To Winter revolves around three central characters – Finn, Rose & Kas. Finn is 16, shy but resourceful and strong. Rose (19) and Kas (16) are escaped asylum seekers (‘Sileys’). They are sisters who respond to Finn in different ways.
What does a reader look for in a character? How do you build those characters to make them believable? How do you interest boys in female characters and girls in male characters? (apart from the obvious!)
The hardest part of writing is getting started. In this workshop, Mark leads students through some simple and fun exercises to get their piece of creative writing started. By the end of the workshop, every student will have fifteen sentences and will be on their way to writing a great story. This workshop can be graded to any […]
Lots of writers would like to write a novel but usually life gets in the way – so short stories are a great way to sharpen your skills. Using his story Flood, which won the Alan Marshall Short Story Prize in 2013, let Mark walk you through the process of creating a great short story, […]