Children’s Writing Workshops

We are thrilled to announce our very first online courses for young writers! Since Covid 19 interrupted normal proceedings in 2020 it has been impossible to run writing workshops in person, so we are moving them all online instead! Eventually any workshop we have previously run for adults or children will be turned into an online course or Zoom workshop.

Currently available:

Character Development For Young Writers

Incredible Creatures and Wonderful Worlds – Fantasy Writing For Kids

Mapping Your Place – Using maps To Inspire Stories

Character Development for Young Writers

Originally a workshop Chantelle ran for adults in person, this online course is a kid-friendly version aimed at writers aged 10-14

This course will encourage your child to create a basic character bio which they will add to throughout. The course discusses what makes a good story, what good characters should do, how to add back story and relationships to your character and the importance of doing so. It will also discuss how to create a memorable hero and villain, how to avoid stock and cloned characters and how to create realistic dialogue. There are writing exercises and resources along the way and Chantelle will respond personally to any comments in the comment box.

The course can be purchased via the link below and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!

https://chasing-driftwood-writing-group.teachable.com/purchase?product_id=2711225

Incredible Creatures and Wonderful Worlds – Fantasy Writing For Kids

Originally a workshop Chantelle ran for children, this online version allows young writers aged 7-16 to to work through the course at their own pace. In this course students will learn about the common elements of fantasy writing, create a fantasy world by considering location, climate, resources, culture, landscape and much more, create some incredible creatures and characters, devise character arcs for their heroes and villains, create a beautiful map for their world and plot the outline of their fantasy story.

The course is available to purchase via the link below!

https://chasing-driftwood-writing-group.teachable.com/purchase?product_id=2802344

Mapping Your Place – Using Maps To Inspire Stories

Originally a workshop Chantelle ran locally, Mapping Your Place has now been developed into an online course for young writers aged 7-16 years. In this course, children will be encouraged to view maps as potential stories. They will look at some real maps and either alter them or create their own map from scratch. They will then go on to create characters to inhabit the map, and add conflict and drama to their plot. With examples of mind-maps, character bios and The Three Act Structure for story-telling, there is everything here to encourage pen to paper and complete a map inspired story.

You can purchase this course on the Teachable link below!

https://chasing-driftwood-writing-group.teachable.com/purchase?product_id=2956098