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The Writers' Greenhouse: Story Elements

A book of games & activities to develop story-building skills for writing courses & writers’ groups: fun, creative, and collaborative.

The Writers' Greenhouse: Story Elements

A book of games & activities to develop story-building skills for writing courses & writers’ groups: fun, creative, and collaborative.

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Last updated December 3, 2014
 

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    BRILLIANT STORY IDEAS Inspiration strikes! You’ll get a set of 12 stylishly retro writing-prompt cards to shuffle, stick on your wall, or carry in your wallet, plus a handwritten thank-you card in the post and your name on the supporters’ webpage.

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    A FULLY-FLEDGED PREMISE Grow your own idea from seed. You’ll get a full-colour PDF of the original Premise Circles game to help you develop your premise and explore all the different story elements. You'll also get a set of 12 stylishly retro writing-prompt cards to shuffle, stick on your wall, or carry in your wallet, a handwritten thank-you card in the post, and your name on the supporters’ webpage.

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    A WHOLE CHAPTER Hone your craft with a PDF of a whole chapter – you get to choose which one. Pick from Premise, Characters, Place, Time, Plot-layering, Tension & stakes, Beginnings, Themes, Symbols, Sub-plots, Detail, and Endings. You'll also get a set of 12 stylishly retro writing-prompt cards to shuffle, stick on your wall, or carry in your wallet, a handwritten thank-you card in the post, and your name on the supporters’ webpage.

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    A THEMED SET OF CHAPTERS Make your book richer and deeper with a PDF of a themed set of chapters: you can choose from World-building (place and time), Character-driven plots (characters, tension & stakes), Plot creation (plot layering, tension & stakes), Layers of meaning (themes and symbols), and Beginnings (Premise and beginnings). You'll also get a set of 12 stylishly retro writing-prompt cards to shuffle, stick on your wall, or carry in your wallet, a handwritten thank-you card in the post, and your name on the supporters’ webpage.

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    THE BOOK ITSELF All the story elements come together in concert! You get a signed copy of the whole printed book (12 chapters containing 33 games and activities with a host of follow-on activities) with a personal thank-you message. You’ll also get a set of 12 stylishly retro writing-prompt cards to shuffle, stick on your wall, or carry in your wallet, and your name on the supporters’ page *in the book*.

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    THE WRITING PHILANTHROPIST Writers love libraries – so you get to show your library some love! You get your own signed copy of the printed book with a personal thank-you message PLUS a second copy donated to the library of your choice (local, school, or university library) with a name plate crediting you. You’ll also get a set of 12 stylishly retro writing-prompt cards to shuffle, stick on your wall, or carry in your wallet, and your name on the supporters’ page in the book.

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    WRITERS' GROUP WORKSHOP Get your writers’ group to club together and I’ll come and teach you. You get a signed copy of the printed book for your group with a personal thank-you message PLUS a half-day workshop for up to 12 people. You’ll also get 6 sets of 12 stylishly retro writing-prompt cards to shuffle, stick on your wall, or carry in your wallet, plus your group’s name on the supporters’ page in the book.
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    WRITERS' FEEDBACK Get professional feedback on your writing. You’ll get a signed copy of the printed book with a personal thank-you message PLUS professional feedback on up to 20,000 words. (This can include a synopsis if you like. If you want to club together with your writers’ group, that’s great – just divvy up the word count limit between you.) You’ll also get 6 sets of 12 stylishly retro writing-prompt cards to shuffle, stick on your wall, or carry in your wallet, and your name (or your group’s name) on the supporters’ page in the book.

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    UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES TRAINING Support your lecturers and tutors with additional training. You’ll get 3 signed copies of the printed book for your department, with a personal thank-you message, PLUS a full day’s workshop for your tutors / lecturers. This includes a half-day of teacher training on using the materials and teaching writing courses. You’ll also get 6 sets of 12 stylishly retro writing-prompt cards and your name on the supporters’ page in the book.
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    SCHOOLS TRAINING Support your teachers’ professional development with additional training. You’ll get 3 signed copies of the printed book for your department, with a personal thank-you message, PLUS a full day’s workshop for your teachers. This includes a half-day of teacher training from the schools specialist on using the materials in class. You’ll also get 6 sets of 12 stylishly retro writing-prompt cards and your name on the supporters’ page in the book.
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