A introductory presentation, which can be delivered to medium to large groups, and is designed to inspire kids to read and write. In this session Adam discusses the books that inspired him to become a reader, and to start writing his own stories, his dream of becoming an author, how he got his first book published, and what it’s like being an author. Adam also talks about where his ideas come from, and an introduction to his personal process of turning those ideas into stories.
The books that inspired me—with a quiz.
The importance of the opening line, and my all-time favourite opening lines.
Becoming an author/the importance of perseverance.
Publishing a book.
Being an author.
Where I get my ideas from—including the unexpected idea that lead to my very first published book.
A more in-depth presentation/workshop, which can incorporate exercises, and is designed for keen writers and smaller groups. In this session Adam looks at plot, character, conflict, showing and not telling, and his own personal take on the popular Hero’s Journey structure, which is behind many of the world’s most successful stories. Topics Covered: The three […]