In this course, you will :
- Examine your writing materials and start brainstorming ideas. Lisa walks you through the tools she uses during the writing process, including a notebook, a timer, Microsoft Word, coloured pens, and a phonebook.
- explains how she comes up with the concepts for her books and how to put together your own 'treasure box' of ideas.
- Learn how to create a realistic and vibrant story using your own memories and surroundings. Then, start outlining key moments and character details to plan the structure of your story.
- Learn how to connect with a young readership by observing how children speak and act.
- Then, figure out which elements to avoid in order to keep your story relevant in the future. Create your main character and write a conversation between them and another person to establish personality.
- Learn to'show, not tell' in your writing so that your reader can fill in the blanks. Then, Lisa shares her best tips for creating the ideal writing environment, creating a mood board, and finishing your first draught.
- Listen to Lisa's advice on editing your work and sharing it with the right readers, including how to find an editing partner or a writing group.
1. Finding Ideas and Preparing to Write
- Materials for Writing
- Choosing Your Main Characters
- Finding Material in Your Past
- Planning a Story
2. How to Enrich Your Writing
- Researching to Connect with Your Audience
- The Importance of 'Show, Don't Tell'
- Music and Mood Boards
- Writing and Finishing Your Draft
3. Editing and Finishing Your Piece of Writing
- Editing Your Writing
- Sharing Your Writing