Fast Forward
What would a caveman do on the MTR? What would a knight think about mobile phones? In this creative writing and book publishing workshop, the past and present collide as characters are suddenly transported to the future. Besides describing the chaos that ensues, students will learn to utilise historical information to show how people from the past interact and cope with today’s world. *Note: Students in our online creative writing and publishing workshops will have periodic 30-min one-on-one sessions with the teacher to support the revising process. These one-on-one sessions will be scheduled directly with the teacher and charged separately. For students in this age group, we expect students will need 2-3 one-on-one sessions per term.
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Understand the specific genre and characteristics of historical and time travel fiction through reading, discussion and analysis of model texts
  • Primary focus on character development and integration of historical research
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including historical research, situational comedy through contrast, and exploring different types of conflict
As writers:
  • Develop more complex characters and use a variety of techniques to portray them
  • Develop more complex plots with consistency and logic
  • Make use of research to write convincingly
  • Experiment with new techniques, devices and structure
  • Understand genre characteristics and conventions to stay within the given genre
  • Improve writing skills through individualised feedback from the teacher
  • Consider the purpose and relevance of each part
  • Edit their writing to keep the reader engaged
  • Learn to provide constructive peer feedback
  • Refine proofreading and editing skills to prepare writing to be published
As learners:
  • Develop creativity and collaboration through a workshop environment
  • Develop grit and perseverance by working on a challenging and long-term writing project
  • Develop time and project management skills to see a project through to completion
  • Learn to look at own work critically and consider how to improve it
  • Learn to be open to and respond to constructive feedback
  • Gain confidence by writing and publishing a story in a book for a real audience
Creative Writing & Publishing

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For children aged
10 to 1213 Up
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