Steven is offering both in-person and online sessions for 2022-23. He is open to travel but may have limited availability due to prior commitments.
In-person half day fee: $250 for two 1-hour sessions
In-person full day fee: $400 for four 1-hour sessions
Virtual session fee: $125 for one-hour session, $200 for 2 hrs. No presentations over 2 hours!
Online session will include slides and an interactive session. Kids should be ready to “raise hand” and speak, and be able to submit material.
ARE YOU A STORYTELLER? We go through the basics of good narrative: Characters, plot… rising action and climax. I use not only examples from my own work, but from pop culture, showing how good writing is used in video games, comics and movies.
In writing session, I encourage the mantra of SHOW DON’T TELL, encouraging kids to use descriptive, active language, but not to simply tell the reader what is happening. (For example “The coach threw a chair” rather than “the coach was angry.”) We will work on active passages.