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Get Your Story Started with Amie Kaufman

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Event description

Learn to generate ideas, and flesh them out to create new stories that are ready to write.

This workshop will equip participants with a framework to generate idea after idea, and flesh those ideas out to create stories that are ready to write. Amie will guide you through a process designed to generate an idea, and then identify your protagonist, setting, inciting incident, antagonist and supporting characters, bringing depth to each of these elements to create a layered and compelling story. You’ll leave this session with the bones of your next story down on the page, and an approach you can use time and again in the future.

Learning outcomes

Learn to:

  • Generate new story ideas
  • Understand the elements of a story.


    This is a live stream workshop, with a focus on craft; it will be held online via Zoom. It is a level 1 course and is suitable to attend for writers of all levels: beginners, intermediate and emerging. A 7-day replay will be made available to participants.

    About Amie

    Amie Kaufman is a New York Times, USA Today and internationally bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy. Her multi-award winning work has been translated into nearly thirty languages, and is in development for film and TV. Raised in Australia and occasionally Ireland, Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution, and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing. Amie lives by the sea in Melbourne with her family, and an extremely large personal library. Her latest book is the fantasy adventure The Isles of the Gods.

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