Are you, or is someone in your life, a young writer between the ages of 10 and 16? 

Do you love to write and want to learn how to create an amazing story?

Would you like to write but aren't sure how to get started?

Do you find yourself getting stuck when trying to write a story?

Then this course is designed especially for you!

As an author and teacher I see young writers struggle to turn their amazing ideas into stories that work ALL THE TIME. 

I've even found it difficult myself in the past, until I learned how to make the right story making decisions. I'm now a published and award-winning author of many books.

That's because there is an easy and fun way to get started and write stories that rock.

In this FREE mini-course I show you the secret to successful story writing by explaining the eight simple steps to starting a story.

Show me how to create a successful story in eight simple steps!

What you get for signing up NOW!

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    Before the First Draft Mini-Course

    • Before the First Draft Mini-Course

    • Eight Step Story Planner

What people are saying about Candice's creative writing courses ...

Candice was a pleasure to work with. She had the children engaged with their writing and they all had a wonderful time working with her. Candice was well-prepared and interacted in a beautiful way with both the teachers and students. We would certainly be happy to book her again in future years. 

Warrigal Road State School - July, 2017

Candice's presentation for our middle school children was very well received and the group selected for the writing workshop were excited and productive. 

Pacific Lutheran College - August, 2017

Thanks to Candice for coming to the school. I had some very positive feedback from both teachers and students so we were very happy with Candice's visit. All of her books have been borrowed by students and many are working their way through her Jake in Space series.

Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School - August, 2017

About Candice's workshops ...

Many thanks for being a special guest at our Festival. It was such a pleasure to work with you and I wish you all the best with your forthcoming books.

As discussed, please keep me posted on your news as it would be great to be able to invite you back to Our Library when more of your books are released.

- Melissa Hart, Mornington Peninsula Libraries

About the instructor


Candice Lemon-Scott

A self-confessed bookworm, Candice Lemon-Scott is an Australian author, editor and teacher. Candice has worked for over 15 years as an editor, speaker, workshop facilitator and creative writing tutor.Candice enjoys writing stories about turbo space cars, hurtling asteroids and evil villains. Her quirky style, fast-paced narratives and originality appeal to reluctant boy readers in particular. She loves sharing her knowledge and the joy of writing with young writers especially.Most recently, she released a six-book science-fiction, action/adventure series Jake in Space with New Frontier Publishing. Prior to that she published two other titles with New Frontier Publishing, Silver the Silly Sorcerer and Hubert and the Magic Glasses. Other titles include: Stinky Ferret & the JJs with Penguin Books; The Day the Energies Saved the World with Pearson Education and Unloched with Odyssey Books.Candice has a Bachelor of Communication / Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing & Editing) through Monash University and Chisholm Institute. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.She has also had several articles published and her background is as a Media Manager. She is passionate about literacy and is a Literacy Champion and a Books in Homes role model. When not writing, Candice can be found on a beach somewhere, with a book in hand.

If you sometimes find it hard to start a story, if you get stuck while writing your story, if you find your stories just aren't working, THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU!

If you love writing but would like to learn more about how to turn your idea into an amazing, exciting story your readers will love THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU!

If you want to know more about story writing THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU!

What young writers who have attended Candice's workshops have said ...

Thank you for teaching us how to make stories. I had lots of fun.

- Zoe

Thank you for this lesson. I really enjoyed it.

- Sunny

Thank you for teaching us. It was awesome.

- Shae

FAQ (frequently asked questions):

How long will I have access to the mini-course for?

As soon as you sign up you will have lifetime access to the video and worksheet.

What if I want to watch the video later?

The video is downloadable so you can watch it whenever you like and as often as you like.

What if I want to write more than one story?

The same steps I outline in the mini-course can be applied to any story. The worksheet can be saved and printed so you can use it again and again, for as many stories as you like. In fact, I hope that you do!

What if I have a question about the mini-course or I want to know more?

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