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George Ivanoff conducts a hands-on session about using your own personal experiences as a springboard for writing fiction. George talks about his own experiences, reads examples of his work and takes students through some simple but effective writing exercises to get them started on their own stories.
Ideal for individual classes. Students write their questions prior to the session, which their teacher will collate and send to George. Or the teacher can formulate a set of questions based on the aspects of writing that the class is currently studying. George will then spend the session answering those questions. Topics covered: *Any topics […]
George reads from one of his interactive YOU CHOOSE books, with kids voting on the direction of the story. He then takes participants through his process for planning and writing one of these books. Watch a YOU CHOOSE reading here. Topics covered: * Inspiration * Story Structure * Planning * Drafting and re-writing * Editing […]
George uses a tour of his office and home library as a way in to discussing his inspiration and writing process. Topics covered: * Inspiration * Planning * Drafting and re-writing * Editing * Writing environment * Writing should be fun Deliver platform: Zoom and Skype is ready to go. But I’m happy to familiarise […]
Although the Royal Flying Doctor Service Adventures are fiction, they include lots of factual information. George Ivanoff talks about the research involved with writing these books, and the balance of fact and fiction. Medical research on the Internet, liaising with the RFDS and visiting locations are some of the things covered in this session. Topics: […]
George Ivanoff conducts a presentation about writing the You Choose series. George talks about his inspiration for these books and how the planning and writing of interactive books differs from writing ordinary novels. He concludes with a white board exercise about story structure that shows students how they can write their own interactive stories. Topics […]
George Ivanoff talks about the process of writing a novel – from the first spark of an idea, through to the finished book. Topics: Brainstorming ideas Plotting and planning Drafting and re-writing Editing Publication and promotion
George Ivanoff talks about writing for the primary school education market. What are the restrictions and challenges how do you get into it? Can you make a living out of it? Topics: Education market vs trade market – the differences Expectations and restrictions Money – royalties vs upfront payment Meeting a brief What publishers expect
George Ivanoff tells the story of how he went from being a part-time writer with a day job to a stay-at-home dad who makes a living from his writing. Topics: Getting published Finding the time to write Enjoying what you write Writing for the education market Promoting yourself and your writing