Young Writers’ Series – Fundamentals of Story Writing

The Young Writer’s Workshop – Fundamentals of Story Writing is a programme that will teach students how to craft compelling stories and develop their own writing style. Students will learn the fundamentals of good story writing as well as how to plan a good story featuring a clear climax. Students will also be introduced to different literary devices to add interest to their stories. By mastering these basics, students will be able to produce exciting and engaging writing pieces that captivate readers.

This programme is available only to students studying outside of Singapore. Class timings are in SG/MY time zone. For students in Singapore, visit The Learning Lab Singapore.

We offer an exclusive money-back guarantee* after the first session.

*If you are not satisfied with the programme after the first lesson, you may withdraw and get the fees for the remaining sessions fully refunded to you.

S$240.00

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Description

In this programme, students will learn how to apply basic writing techniques like show-not-tell, 5 senses descriptions and more. Students will also get a chance to hone their creative writing skills. They will be introduced to the science fiction genre and will try their hand at planning and writing their own story using the techniques learnt during the previous sessions. For each lesson, students will be guided by their teacher through a series of short exercises to hone their writing abilities as well as analyse sample writing pieces.

 

Recommended Age Group: 10 – 12 years old
Duration: 12 hours over 3 weeks (2 hours per session)
Mode: Online

Session Details

Session Topic
1
  • Plan their compositions according to a given theme
  • Identify the distinct sections of a narrative story
  • Set the scene of the story with 5Ws and 1H
2
  • Plan a complete sequence of action in the climax
  • Tie up loose ends in the falling action and conclusion
  • Identify any logic gaps and eliminate them from their stories
3
  • Identify appropriate literary techniques to use in a story
  • Apply the use of the techniques learnt effectively
4
  • Identify the use of slow-motion description
  • Apply a variety of writing techniques to enhance their story
5
  • Identify the distinct features of a science fiction story
6
  • Brainstorm for plots in accordance to the science fiction genre
  • Plan their stories in accordance to the science fiction genre
  • Apply a variety of writing techniques to enhance their story

Key Programme Highlights

  • Learn up to 5 different literary techniques for their writing
  • Identify the elements required in different parts of a story
  • Introduction to the science fiction genre

Class Schedule

Option A: Every Mon & Wed (10am – 12pm) beginning 6 Dec
Mon 6 Dec, Wed 8 Dec
Mon 13 Dec, Wed 15 Dec
Mon 20 Dec, Wed 22 Dec

(Class timings are in Malaysia time zone)