5-day Teen Writing Workshops in London
A week of writing, learning and creativity with international bestselling author Amy Plum.
Mornings are spent at a private residence a stone’s throw from Epping Forest. Each day we focus on a different topic: World Building, Character Creation, Productive Plotting, Spellbinding Settings and Diverting Dialogues, playing writing games to gain skills in each topic. Each day also includes a mini-session on methodology: where authors get their ideas, how to get a book published, finding critique partners, etc. (This is the time participants can ask the author whatever they want!)
Everyone brings their lunch to eat inside or picnic outside, depending on the weather.
Afternoons are spent in the forest or local historical sites chosen for their story inspiration. We spend an hour and a half writing at the location, while focusing on that day’s topic. Once finished, we group over hot chocolate to read what we’ve written to the group. Critiques are kept positive and constructive.
We battle word-shyness by working in pairs and reading to the group. The workshop is a friendly, relaxed environment that encourages openness and creativity.
Whether participants come with a partially-developed story or just the desire to write, they leave the week with new-found confidence, a wealth of tips for moving ahead with their writing, and a ready-made critique group for those who wish to keep in touch.
“…every night [my son] would come home and tell me everything that you worked on that day. He really enjoyed it too and showed a high level of enthusiasm for his pieces that demonstrated what he learned.”
“[My daughter] loved the workshop! We certainly hope to sign up for future workshops.”
The workshops are scheduled during the British school holidays .
From 9:30am — 5:30pm Monday through Friday.
475 pounds per person, maximum 15 participants, ages 12-18. Tuition includes writing materials and all visits. Bring your own lunch. Drinks and snacks provided.
To sign up or for more information: email me! Amy Plum is the international bestselling author of 10 young adult novels and novellas published by HarperCollins and translated into 13 languages.