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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.
* Story structure
* Writing humour
* Writing action scenes
* Creative writing elements – plot, place, character
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