Creative Writing: Developing an Engaging Story Through Understanding Story Structure and Literary Elements

Join us for a creative writing workshop geared toward ages 9 and up! Here’s our itinerary for the hour:

1) Introductions and writing prompt

2) Review the plot chart and tools used in literature (dialogue, conflict, setting, mood, and imagery)

3) Read a few passages from my book, The Oasis King, and identity the above concepts

4) Discuss a story concept and collaboratively write a short story

A copy of The Oasis King is recommended to be able to follow along with the workshop examples.

Ages: 9+

Price: $5/Homeschool New York member family, $10/nonmember family

Click here to register by midnight on Sunday, February 11. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a writer’s handout and a Zoom link to access the workshop. 

Instructor Bio:
Mark David Pullen is the author of the middle grade series, The Oasis Chronicles. His debut novel, The Oasis King, is a genre bending novel combining action and adventure with science fiction and fantasy. Mark’s aim is to teach values of faith, resilience, and hope through his dynamic storytelling. Being the boy who sought after adventure and escape, he would use his imagination to create strange characters and unique far-away worlds. Some of those strange characters and faraway lands cemented themselves into his mind and later became part of the firm foundation for his writing style. He currently lives in Upstate New York with his wife, two children, and crazy pup, Toby. Mark is a proud member of the ACFW Organization. His second book will be released in the near future. 

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