Workshop – Beyond Plot and Character: How to Keep Primary School Readers Hooked from the StartOrganised by: Singapore Writers Festival
Performed by: Peter Lerangis
Primary-school readers are choosy. Lose them on the first page and they may toss a book aside, never reaching the core of your brilliant novel. What are the secrets to keeping a reader's interest? Peter Lerangis, author of nine New York Timesbestsellers, including the Seven Wonders and the 39 Clues series, will lead a workshop about word choice, pacing, tone, voice, humour, plotting, and the importance of unanswered questions.
Participants should submit either a finished novel or the first three chapters of a novel-in-progress with a synopsis of the full plot. First chapters will be read aloud, discussed, and as time permits, revised.
Suitable for: Intermediate levels
About Peter Lerangis
Peter Lerangis is the author of more than 160 books, which have sold more than five and half million copies and been translated into 33 languages. These include the New York Times bestselling Seven Wonders series, The Colossus Rises, Lost in Babylon, The Tomb of Shadows, The Curse of the King and The Legend of the Rift, and two books in the 39 Clues series. Peter is a Harvard graduate in biochemistry. He has run a marathon and gone rock climbing during an earthquake—though not on the same day. He lives in New York City with his wife, musician Tina deVaron, and their two sons, Nick and Joe. In his spare time, he likes to eat chocolate.