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Belinda Murrell: Creating Complex Characters and Sensational Settings

Session Info:

My creative writing workshops are a mixture of brainstorming games, lightning writing activities, character sketches, discussions, story creation, readings from children’s work and Q&A sessions, with the emphasis on being fun, dynamic and interactive. Through these activities we explore the elements of writing such as character, setting, planning, plotting, dialogue, beginnings and endings.

  • Brainstorming game – key elements of stories
  • Creating characters who leap off the page
  • Creating vivid settings using 5 senses
  • Show Not Tell – The Wild Classroom scenario
  • Busting clichés and stereotypes
  • Lightning Writing – The haunted house
  • Writing Tips
  • Student Q&A

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