The proposed workshop has been postponed until further notice.
Astrid Lindgren said:
“I don’t want to write for adults. I want to write for readers who can perform miracles. Only children perform miracles when they read.”
Creating Picture Books
Writing Chapter Books & Junior Fiction Series
Should you be considering the newly independent readers. How about writing a chapter book, or creating a series? How do you create a storyline and characters that keeps readers wanting more. This workshop looks at popular themes for older age groups, using language, pacing and the role of illustration.
How to be a hooker: Creating hooks that keep readers turning pages.
Analysing the different types of hooks, from killer opening lines to captivating chapter endings, find why they work and which is best for your type of story.
How to write the perfect pitch and the One Most Likely
Learn the secrets of writing a great pitch and have a go yourself in a supportive environment.
Her books include Musical Harriet (adapted for television by the ABC), CBCA Honour Book Doodledum Dancing and tween series A Year in Girl Hell. Her latest series is the best-selling, quirky Ella Diaries, which has been shortlisted for both environmental and children’s choice awards and published around the world.
Meredith has worked as an editor for children’s magazines and as the managing editor of several literacy schemes. She regularly presents writing workshops for adults and children in libraries, tertiary institutions and schools both around Australia and overseas and has taught Writing for Children and Young Adults in the Professional Writing and Editing course at RMIT and at the Victorian Writers’ Centre. Find out more at www.meredithcostain.com