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Genre remix collections

French Revolution as tabloid journalism. Kitchen fail as art gallery label. Godzilla as haiku. Learn to recombine genre and content with Mixed Remix lessons. Suitable for Middle Years and up.

Narrative basics

Characters with beliefs! Places with history! Dialogue with intent! Narrative Basics lessons teach all these features and more. Suitable for Middle Years and up.

Expressive punctuation

Em dashes, semi-colons, and other super-useful-once-you-know-them punctuation tools, explored in a Writelike way. Suitable for Middle Years and up.

Science fantasy worldbuilding with Phoenix

Space! Aliens! Exotic tech! Transform everyday objects and situations into sci-fi magic with S.F. Said’s Phoenix as a model. Suitable for Middle Years and up.

High-concept storytelling with Gone

Cataclysmic concepts! Heroic triumvirates! Misbehaving mobs! Developing a high-concept story using the first chapter of Michael Grant's GONE as a model. Suitable for Middle Years and up.

Contemporary gothic with the Deathly Hallows

Dark places, a sense of decay, and isolated heroes. Create classic gothic effects using simple contemporary language with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Suitable for Middle Years and up.

Detective comedy with The Falcon's Malteser

Shabby detectives, mysterious clients, and tropes too good to refuse! Learn to write hardboiled detective parody with Anthony Horowitz's The Falcon's Malteser. Suitable for Middle Years and up.

Observing and describing with Storm Boy

Lyrical and timeless, Storm Boy is a classic story and a challenging text to model for writers of any age. Suitable advanced Middle Years and up.

First person narrative with That Eye, the Sky

Master subjective narration and first person storytelling by modelling extracts from the opening chapter of Tim Winton's novel, That Eye, the Sky. Suitable for general audiences (Young Adult and up).

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