Writers’ workshop to be held at Anderson County Museum

January 9, 2013 by  

The Anderson County Museum, located on East Greenville Street in downtown Anderson, South Carolina, will be holding a workshop by Vonda Skelton entitled ‘Writing is Fun!’ this weekend.

The goal of the workshop is to teach the basics of writing a story to children and will include lessons on how to develop memorable characters, where and how children can get ideas for their stories, and how they can include in their stories many exciting scenes that will hook and entice the reader. At the end of the workshop, the children will then be assigned the development of their own character in order to make it will be well-rounded and complete with background, fears, talents, physical description, and many more characteristics. The workshop also hopes that students will be able to apply what they learn so they will easily be able to write a story when they are assigned to do so in class, and enjoy doing so.

Vonda was born and raised in South Carolina and decided after 40 years to become a speaker and writer with many of her articles appearing in the ‘Focus on Family’ publications. She developed the workshop several years ago and has presented it to both public and private schools and to over 22,000 students over the years.

It begins this Saturday, January 12, at 1:00 pm, aimed at girls and boys from ages eight through twelve. Poster printing and flyer printing are no doubt being used by the Museum to make parents and their children aware of the free workshop.