Teachers & Librarians
With 9th graders at OSS Orlando Science School
Creative Writing Workshops (grades 7-12):
In this 45minute hands-on creative writing workshop, we will explore how students can use their own experiences and curiosity to create compelling writing and believable characters. With a few writing prompts we will discuss strategies for finding ideas and developing their skills at creating well developed stories.
SKYPE/Zoom Online Visit and Chat
If a physical visit is not possible than a virtual visit works as well.
This includes a 30 minute Q&A session.
I am available for school visits, presentations, writing workshops and conferences. All presentations can be fitted to the needs of a particular group or class. Please contact me for more information.
Some examples of a session are:
THE BIRTH OF AN IDEA (grades 5-12)
I'm constantly asked as an author where do you get your stories from?
In this hour-long session, we trace the journey of how an author can take an idea, and expand it into a full 300-page book with a little bit of sweat, imagination, and a lot of tears. I illustrate how I used the Who, What and Why, formula in THE WISHING HEART, by taking a simple idea and creating a fully developed story around it. We move on to an exercise focused on taking an idea and using the formula to come up with a concrete premise for a story.
+This hour also includes a question and answer period.