Creative Writing for Kids - Ages 8 - 12 St George & Sutherland Community College

Creative Writing for Kids - Ages 8 - 12

Designed for young writers, award-winning children’s author and founder of Creative Kids Tales and the Creative Kids Tales Speakers Agency, Georgie Donaghey, will help kids unlock their story library to create awesome adventures. No matter whether kids just like writing stories or they dream of seeing them on the shelves alongside Andy Griffiths', Jeff Kinney’s, and Jacqueline Harvey’s, this course will help participants to produce well-constructed stories.

This course incorporates a variety of writing tools including storytelling, character development, story building, as well as fun activities to encourage creative flow. Children are encouraged to build on their talents and explore their writing aspirations through creative play. Numbers are limited to allow one-to-one mentoring.

Course Outline:

  • How books are created
  • Story starters
  • Hook your reader
  • Create memorable characters and foundations
  • Story Arc and structure
  • Storyboard
  • Dealing with Writers' block
  • Story Maps and plotting
  • Mixing fact and fiction
  • Creative exercises to help kids explore their writing aspirations

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will learn how books are created
  • Participants will learn writing techniques, exploring the senses, and story starters
  • Participants will learn how to hook the reader
  • Participants will learn how to create memorable characters and build story foundations
  • Learn how to create story arcs
  • Learn what a storyboard is
  • Learn how to overcome writers' block
  • Participants will create story maps to help flesh out their characters' worlds
  • Participants will learn how to blend fact and fiction to create exciting adventures
  • Participants will discover writing secrets to take forward for recreational and schoolwork

What to bring:

  • Laptop (optional)
  • Writing material eg. Pens, paper, coloured pencils and or textas
  • Ready to have fun

About the Tutor:

At eight years old, Georgie was bitten by a redback spider. That same year, she won her first writing competition.

Never knowing where inspiration will strike next, Georgie carries a notepad wherever she goes. She even has a waterproof notepad stuck to her shower wall.
Georgie is terrible at keeping secrets. Just ask the thousands of school children around the country she’s shared writing secrets with.
Obsessed with helping kids to bring their stories to life, Georgie has meticulously structured workshops and presentations designed to harness kids' imaginations and free their inner author.
Georgie’s books appear on the Premier’s Reading Challenge, Kinderling Kids Radio, Kindergo, and the Qantas In-flight Kids Club. She is the founder of Creative Kids Tales and the Creative Kids Tales Speakers Agency.

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.