SELF PUBLISHED AUTHOR HOSTS YOUTH WRITERS' WORKSHOP

SELF PUBLISHED AUTHOR HOSTS YOUTH WRITERS' WORKSHOP



seventeen-year-old Maya callings in Tuzla kick-started her first writing workshop at a national library which was attended by over 30 aspiring writers from as young as 8 years old the young author of the 2014 if emotions could kill novel said she was inspired to start the workshop after she attended a seminar held by a Colombian University last year it's one of the top universities for writing in America and I was there for two weeks and I thought that it was quite you know it opened me to a lot of different things about writing that I wanted to bring to Guyana participants will be exposed to the basic story structures among other things needed to write an excellent story and I just wanted to go through a basic story structure try it today we went through plot so I was going to go through the basic like Freytag's triangle to write the most basic of story the simplest of stories right and hopefully about a Fidalgo it's like themes and conflict and characters and world building the workshop will be held for the next three weeks Colin's talent has led her to work as a freelance writer editor for both amateur and professional writers local and abroad as she prepares to conclude her second novel she is of the view that writing of any kind can aid in the overall performance of youngsters at their respective schools I believe that writing stories definitely help with you know getting Guyanese culture out there right letting kids you know foster that passion for writing will not only help in you know you don't have to write stories you know that it would def it will not only help in Babel also helping yo you know your exams write a lot of these exams that they're taking you know even math and stuff they're heavily based on being able to read and understand what they're doing some of the participants expressed satisfaction with the initiative and suggested that more of its kind should be held the young author hopes to make the workshop annual similar Rodney reporting for hgp nightly news

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