Learn to write stories
like a published author
With a published author!

The internationally acclaimed writing course for middle-grade students that shows you how to write stories the way authors do.

On a four-day, school holiday writing camp, a professional author will take you on a journey of fun and discovery, learning how to create, develop and write awesome stories, guiding you every step of the way.

The course has been developed by international award winning author and writing coach Brian Falkner and proven for over a decade in classrooms in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

If your child's interest is in illustration, check out our sister program:
Draw Like an Illustrator.

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Students Say

"This camp was a whirlwind of fun and surprises!" 
Annika (15) - Somerset College camp

"I loved everything from meeting new people to learning how to write."
Ava (13) - Raroa Intermediate camp

"It made writing easier for me and explained aspects of stories I didn't really understand."
Anna (12) - Southwell School camp

Teachers Say

"it was a pleasure to see such joy on the faces of the students..."

"the improvement in our students' writing was real and measurable..."

Upcoming Workshops

Weekend Workshops

YA Novel Masterclass (for adults)
Gold Coast

17th Feb 2019
Presenter: Brian Falkner

Story Workshop
Gold Coast

23th Feb 2019
Presenter: Brian Falkner

Character Workshop
Gold Coast

24th Feb 2019
Presenter: Brian Falkner

Writing Workshop
Gold Coast

2nd Mar 2019
Presenter: Brian Falkner

Suspense Workshop
Gold Coast

3rd Mar 2019
Presenter: Brian Falkner

April Holidays 2019

Future Author Boot Camp
Sunshine Coast

8th-11th Apr 2019
Presenter: T. M. Clark

Future Author Boot Camp
Hamilton, NZ

15th-18th Apr 2019
Presenter: Maria Gill

Future Author Boot Camp
Gold Coast

15th-18th Apr 2019
Presenter: Dimity Powell

Future Author Boot Camp
Auckland 1051

15th-18th Apr 2019
Presenter: Melinda Szymanik

Future Author Boot Camp
Cairns

15th-18th Apr 2019
Presenter: To Be Advised


Andy Griffiths Says...
“I wish this camp had been around when I was a young writer.
Storytelling is a craft and the more you learn about the craft the more fun you can have!”

Check out this short documentary about our recent camp at Brisbane Boys College

Young writers at our Sunshine Coast camp