Lorna’s presentations and workshops are lively and fun and can be tailored to fit the age and the group. She uses the school curriculum to help with her plan her presentation. She can present to all age groups, is open to groups of any size and is definitely open to travel. Lorna’s books deal with relationship choices, bullying, teamwork, family dynamics, resolving conflicts, group roles, understanding and expressing feelings, commitment and perseverance.
Play a Game: Write a Story!
What makes a good story great? Writing fiction is about creating amazing characters, setting the place, hatching plots and adding real life dialogue. Plus, we can’t forget that every good fiction story has some sort of gripping conflict. To get you writing, Lorna lets you play a game. Oh yeah! This workshop includes all types of genres from western to sci-fi and everything in between! It is a hands-on, get down and dirty workshop. But tons of fun.
Page Turning Fiction!
What makes a good story great? Writing fiction is about creating amazing characters, setting the place, hatching plots and adding real life dialogue. Plus, we can’t forget that every good fiction story has some sort of gripping conflict. Join fiction author Lorna Schultz Nicholson as she leads you through the elements of writing a compelling piece of fiction. In this workshop you will learn how to put people and places together to solve a problem. Oh, and this workshop includes all types of genres from western to sci-fi and everything in between! It is a hands-on, get down and dirty workshop. But tons of fun.
Write to Score!
Writing exciting sports action is a fun challenge. If you love action and love sports then this workshop is for you. Lorna will bring motivational photos (some from her trips to the Olympic Games) of sports heroes in action to inspire the writing process. Discover how to write about that unbelievable save, long drive, glass-rattling hit, perfect kick, and the list goes on. With words and pictures we’ll create sports stories that sail into the net!
Lights, Camera, Action
Lorna will bring her suitcase full of costumes and students will get to perform and even create skits! After performing, students will write stories that are filled with action and action words. This workshop better for smaller groups.
In this workshop students will learn about the craft of mystery writing, including plotting, pacing and setting. Students will learn how to create a protagonist who is believable (even if the main character is an alien or animal) and how to use minor characters to advance the mystery. And what about those red herrings?
Telling True Tales
Are you interested in true stories? Do you like reading about fascinating people? Writing non-fiction is just as creative as writing fiction. In this class you will learn how to interview, gather information and write incredible stories that will keep your reader turning the page. Be prepared to have fun writing!