The Power of Story: Storytelling Techniques for Fiction and Non-Fiction, Joan Campbell
Africa’s heart beats with stories. Told around fires and passed down from generation to generation, stories captivate and enthral, warn and teach. Harness this power of storytelling in your writing, whether fiction, biography, devotional or teaching material. Learn techniques such as using sensory details, bringing characters to life, creating suspense and crafting memorable endings. These, and other storytelling skills, will ensure you capture not only the minds but the hearts of your readers.
Writing the Graphic Novel (in French), Ivanova Nona Fotso
Comics are the world's most widely read form of popular literature. In this workshop, participants will gain an overview of the process of creating comics. The current project of the first Graphic Novel Bible written and illustrated by African Christian artists will serve as a case study to explore: scenario writing, historical research for accuracy, and effective collaboration between writers and artists. We’ll look at how these elements combine to create a graphic novel Bible for African young people that can transform lives.
The Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing (in French), Stella Okoronkwo
Writing for Social Media, Ernest Wamboye
The harvest is online but the laborers are offline. In our post-modern world inundated by information, authors need to master the art of effectively reaching their virtual audiences. A social media account and a strong Internet connection is not enough. We’ll explore how to maximize Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for your particular audiences in order to create impact. This workshop intends to equip authors to build a more powerful online presence.
Encouragement for Potential Authors (in French), Solomon Andria
Do you doubt whether you are smart or technically good enough to write a book? This workshop for potential authors aims to encourage participants to write and publish. We’ll explore the following questions: How can I share my heart with others in writing? How do I start? How do I write a text of high quality? What process or method is best? How can I dialogue and learn from others? By the end of this workshop, you’ll develop a clear writing project by choosing a theme, topic or title, and creating a timeline. You’ll turn your dreams into concrete action steps.
Paths to Writing for Publication, Jennifer Karina and Pusonnam Yiri
Self and traditional publishing are like two states in one country; each requires a different road to reach it. This workshop looks at the advantages and disadvantages of both paths to publishing and provides you with criteria to decide which will work best for your manuscript and intended audience.