YA Fantasy Writing with Abigail K. Perry

Do you daydream about fantastical worlds and mythical creatures? How about becoming or growing as Young Adult Fantasy writer? If yes, then this six-week YA fantasy workshop is perfect for you! Led by Story Grid editor and writer Abigail K. Perry, you will learn how to develop the essential elements of fantasy worlds and stories.

Using HARRY POTTER as a masterwork model, come create an outline for your very own YA fantasy story (book or film). You can do this alone or write collaboratively with family and/or friends! This class is perfect for teens and adults,  ages 14-20,  who love Harry Potter and YA fantasy novels, and who dream of writing their own YA fantasy series or screenplays.

Guided by Educator and Story Nerd, Abigail K. Perry, this YA fantasy workshop brings together fantasy nerds (especially lovers of Harry Potter!) to bond over distant worlds, magical casts, and the story structure essentials needed to develop a knockout YA fantasy adventure of your own!

Tickets for the six-week workshop can be purchased using the Eventbrite link below or to pay by cash or check, email cassie@anunlikelystory.com. Participants may register as an individual or as a group for discounted prices.

COURSE FEE – DISCOUNTED PRICES FOR GROUPS (2-4):
$250 for single
$275 for groups of two
$300 for groups of three
$350 for groups of four

 

REQUIRED SUPPLES:
1. A computer or notebook (if you prefer hand-writing stories) 
2. A desire to learn and work collaboratively
3. A passion for storytelling

OPTIONAL BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: 
1. A journal or sticky notes
2. Knowledge of the Harry Potter books and/or movies (or willingness to read/watch)

COURSE OUTLINE:
October 10th: GENRE and The Big Why of Storytelling (Writing Assignment: loglines and/or book blurbs, Internal and External Genre selections)
October 17th: Creating Your Cast (Writing Assignment: Outlining the Villain, Hero, and Supporting Cast)
October 24th: Worldbuilding (Writing Assignment: Developing the basics of your world)
November 14th: The Foolscap, an entire story on one sheet (Writing Assignment: Your Own Foolscap)
November 21st: The 15 Spinal Scenes (Writing assignment: 15 Spinal Scenes for Your Own Story)
December 5th BONUS CLASS (online only, optional): Putting it Together (Writing assignment: The Beginning, Middle, and End of Your Story)

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Abigail K. Perry is a Writer and Teacher, Certified Story Grid Editor who specializes in YA Fantasy and Women’s Fiction, Agency Relations Assistant for P.S. Literary Agency, Outliner and Editor for Relay Publishing, Monthly Columnist for DIY MFA, and Proud Member of WFWA. She earned her B.S. in TV, Radio, and Film from Syracuse University (S.I. Newhouse School of Publications) and Master’s in Secondary Education from Endicott College. Abigail created and taught three creative writing and film courses at the high school level for several years, and she continues to teach writers (how to write a story that can survive the slush pile) with her Slush Pile Survivor email list and videos. She has an awesome podcast coming out soon!

Believing stories are a powerful way to connect people and the world around us, she aspires to write, edit, and study stories that help us learn and grow from that process. Not surprisingly, one of her major story obsessions is Harry Potter. She can't wait to see how you engender magic with your stories. 

Contact Abigail K. Perry at abigailkperry@gmail.com with questions.

Event date: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
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