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Andrew McDonald: Writing stories that Snap, Cackle and Plot

Session Info:

For lovers of adventures stories that are funny, plot-driven, page-turners.

In this workshop students learn how to structure stories to write a fast-moving and entertaining plot. Close attention will be paid to creating high-stakes action sequences, plot twists and humourous elements, be they funny situations, characters or narrators.

This workshop is ideal for middle-upper primary students and lower-secondary students. It’s great for both sexes, but especially boys who love adventure stories and are keen to develop and learn about writing skills related to plot, action and humour.

Topics covered:

* Story structure

* Writing humour

* Writing action scenes

* Creative writing elements – plot, place, character

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