The Heist
Whether on the tallest mountains or in the most secure vaults, there is a treasure that awaits a team crafty enough to acquire it. The treasure? A dragon's egg! Gather a crew, make a plan and prepare for a daring heist. In this creative writing and publishing workshop, students will explore the genre of an action-packed heist story, building their cast of specialists to overcome each obstacle between them and their goal. Security systems, ferocious guards, and remote locations are no match for safecrackers and cat burglars, booby traps and cutting-edge technology, or even magic-wielding wizards as students learn how to create a conflict-driven plot. This workshop will run for 6 weeks with a 30-min one-on-one session for each student after the group sessions for additional support as the students revise and edit their work to be published.
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Primary focus on character and plot

  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including types of conflict, building tension, showing the cause and effect of characters' actions and attitudes, and effective reactions and dialogue

  • Understand the specific genre and characteristics of heist stories through discussion and analysis of model media

As a writer:
  • Be introduced to ECP process of writing, revising and publishing a story
  • Stretch creative thinking and take creative risks
  • Use a variety of techniques to portray characters
  • Develop more complex plots with consistency and logic
  • Experiment with new techniques, devices and structure
  • Improve writing skills through individualised feedback from the teacher
  • Edit their writing to keep the reader engaged
  • Refine proofreading and editing skills to prepare writing to be published
As a learner:
  • Develop creativity and collaboration through a workshop environment
  • 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 as a writer by writing and publishing a story in a booklet for a real audience
Creative Writing & Publishing

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For children aged
10 to 1213 Up
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