In this three-hour workshop Angela Misri will take writers through the steps of creating and pitching stories for middle grades and young adult readers. This includes exercises in world-building, younger points of view, character diversity, educational vs entertainment writing, and story arcs. Participants are welcome to arrive with their own existing ideas and writing. We…Details
Writers can come prepared with two character profiles: one based on a real person they know, and another based on a fictional character. We will have to guess which is which! A helpful characterization exercise.
Science Fiction author and educator, Leo Audette, will touch on some of the similarities in writing for various genres of novels. He will break down the filters he used while developing the themes of his five novels, concentrating on the issues around writing SciFi stories. Participants will then be asked to come up with a…