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Virtual Teen Writing Workshops: June-July 2020

1/2-Day Virtual Teen Writing Workshops

Take 1 workshop or as many as you want - choosing whichever piques your interest!

  • Each workshop is 4 hours long (with breaks to write)
  • Come with a story you’ve already written and want to improve, or with that blank page just waiting to be filled!
  • 50 euros ($57) per workshop.

Workshops will be morning for U.S. participants, so afternoon for Europe. The schedule will be set once we know all participants’ time zones!

FOR TEENS

For ages 13-18. 12-year-olds may apply if they are avid readers/writers.

25 June – The Hero’s Journey

26 June – Twisted Tales

9 July – Spellbinding Settings

10 July – Dynamic Dialogue

16 July – Creating Credible Characters

17 July – World Building 101

 

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HOW
To sign up, write me at: amy@amyplumbooks.com with the following information:

  • Participant’s name
  • Birthday (age at time of workshop)
  • City (for time zone)
  • Participant’s interest in writing (what they have done, and what they hope to do)

Hope to see you this summer in Paris…virtually!

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“Where’s the next book?” An answer.

The last three years have been…interesting. I wrote one book – this time for adults. (Psychological thriller/horror set in Siberia.) It didn’t sell. I rewrote it to be YA…with a boy as main character. My agent suggested it would be better with a girl. I rewrote it again with a girl main character. We tried to sell it…and failed.

I wrote a full-length film with a friend – a rom com. It was our first screenplay, so we knew it was basically just practice, and that’s what it turned out to be. A really fun idea, but not terribly well executed.

I wrote a short film called “Kewpid and Psych-ee” for an upcoming TV series “WHATEVER AFTER” which was selected for and screened at the Marseille Web Fest (among others).

I wrote a middle-grade comedy genie book, which I sent to my agent last year, and which she loved but says needs a bit more work. (She’s right.)

Then I ghost-wrote a upper middle-grade book, which I just finished before Christmas.

In between time, to pay the rent, I translated a book from French to English, taught teen writing workshops in Paris, and did all sorts of other little projects for TV and books, finally taking a 3-day per week job writing TV commercials in English for a big ad agency located a block from  my house. I chose it so I could come home to walk Obi, fix the kids lunch on Wednesdays (1/2 day school in France), and take the occasional lunchtime nap.

I’m telling you all of this to answer your question: Where’s the next book? The answer: it’s coming! I’m not sure what form it will take, but being a writer is not an easy job when you are supporting a family smack dab in the center of Paris. The important thing is that I am still writing. And there is definitely much more to come.

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Teen Writing Workshop in Paris!

Write Paris

Teen Writing Workshop

Oct 23-27, 2019 (school vacation)

Writing, learning & creativity in some of Paris’s most inspiring locations.

With international bestselling author Amy Plum.

Mornings: Amy’s spacious Bastille apartment. Afternoons: On-location, writing.

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Day 1: Creating Credible Characters (The Louvre)

Day 2: World Building (Musée Nissim de Camondo)

Day 3: Spellbinding Settings (Père Lachaise Cemetery)

Day 4: Diverting Dialogues (le Centquatre)

Day 5: The Hero’s Journey (la Cité de l’architecture)

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Includes:

  • Methodology (where writers find their ideas, how to publish a book, etc.)
  • Craft games to build writing skills
  • Major building blocks of writing (1 topic per day)
  • Confidence-building for creatives
  • Give and receive positive and constructive critiques

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10:00am – 5:00pm Wednesday through Sunday

500 euros per person, ages 12-18. Tuition includes writing materials and all visits.

 

Sign up: contact Amy amy@amyplumbooks.com

http://www.amyplumbooks.com/?p=7050

print the flyer: WritingWorkshopOct2019

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