October 30 – November 3, 2017
February 19-23, 2018
April 16-20, 2018
A week of writing, learning and creativity with international bestselling author Amy Plum.
We will discuss topics like World Building, Character Creation, Productive Plotting, Spellbinding Settings, the Alternate Universe of Story Ideas and other skills writers use to make their story pop from the page and engage the reader.
Amy will share her publication story and give advice on getting your book out into the world. There will be guest appearances by one or two local teen authors, each bringing their own publication stories and writing tips.
We will use fun exercises like twisting tales, word sprints and character interviews to unlock your creativity. Some new writers have a hard time sharing their work. We will battle word-shyness by working in pairs and reading to the group. You will find yourself in a friendly, relaxed environment that encourages openness and creativity, with a lot of laughs to accompany all the hard work.
Whether you come with a partially-developed story or just the desire to write, you will leave the week with new-found confidence, a wealth of tips for moving ahead with your writing, and a ready-made and experienced critique group for those who wish to keep in touch.
Several outings will punctuate the week to get those brain cells moving—visits like:
and other Paris treasures.
The week will end with a chocolate tasting. (Because writing and chocolate are basically inseparable.)
The workshop is scheduled during the French school holidays and held in Amy’s spacious apartment near Bastille. We will also be writing in other inspiring locations around Paris.
From 9am – 6pm Monday through Friday, with some optional evening activities.
450 euros per person, maximum 15 participants, ages 13-18. Tuition includes writing materials and all visits. (Not including optional evening activities: movies, etc.) Bring your own lunch. Drinks and snacks provided.
Chaperoned accommodation is available for out-of-town participants. Details upon request.
To sign up or for more information: email me!
Amy Plum is the international bestselling author of 9 young adult novels and novellas published by HarperCollins and translated into 13 languages.