SpineOut : December January 2016
Nick and Alison Lochel, authors of the ‘Zarkora’ series, came to McCarthy Catholic College for an interactive workshop with a group of students with potential in the writing field. The workshop was centred round the process and skill of creative writing. They shared techniques and advice on the creative writing process and told us about their personal experiences of getting their novel from an idea in their heads to a published book on the shelves. We even worked together as a group to create our own story within just 10 minutes, using the simple structure they had taught us (coming to bookshelves 2017!). It was good having published authors speak to us because it gave us an opportunity to ask questions that we may never have been able to ask anyone else. This workshop was definitely beneficial for those wanting to pursue the area of publishing stories or simply wanting to improve their creative writing, as having people with experience gave us a solid grasp on the subject. action and adventure book s Meet the Authors Philippa, Year 9 Nick and Alison Lochel headed off to McCarthy Catholic College in Emu Plains, NSW to speak to some budding writers. Philippa, Year 9, tells us a little about the visit.
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