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Online CAMPS AND Courses

Unleash Your Creativity

Join us for one of our Young Author’s Studio camps, offered in collaboration with Stone Soup magazine. Or, if you prefer, work at your own pace through one of our game-filled learning experiences. Either way, you’ll gain practical strategies for developing as an artist, gain creative momentum, and tap into the power of your voice as you share your work.

2021 Young Author Studio Summer Camps!

Back by popular demand!

Society of Young Inklings and Stone Soup magazine are offering a lively collection of creative writing camps throughout the summer. Each camp runs Monday – Thursday for two hour sessions per day. Topics range from playwriting to picture books to food writing and everything in between! As these camps are offered online, you can join us from any corner of the world your summer happens to take you.

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Self-Serve Online Courses

Work through these game-filled experiences at your own pace. Like improv classes for writers, Society of Young Inklings online courses faciliate the thinking process involved in generating and developing an idea, step-by-step. As the writer, you get to focus your creativity on your story rather than on the process of getting those ideas out of your head and onto the page. The result? Your writing momentum is supercharged, so you can make it all the way through “the end,” with confidence and joy.

Story Sprint: Write a Mystery


Sharpen your pencil and your wits … the game is afoot! In this fast-paced mini-course, you will sprint your way from idea to finished short mystery with author, Naomi Kinsman.

Idea Storm


Never face the blank page empty-handed again! Brew up a storm of ideas with Society of Young Inklings in this game-packed online masterclass. Each time you play your way through the Idea Storm, you’ll come away with fresh possibilities for characters, settings, and plots to take back to your writing projects.

Story Sprint: Write a Fantasy


Lace up your tennis shoes and grab that notebook! In this fast-paced mini-course, you will sprint your way from idea to finished short story with author Naomi Kinsman. Whether this is the fifth or fiftieth story you’ve written, you’ll find questions, games, and activities here to launch your thinking in new directions.

Writing Personal Essays


Master the art of the personal essay! As you learn to plan, draft, and revise a stand-out essay, you’ll also gain confidence and perspective about your strengths, practical skills to streamline future writing projects, and the can-do optimism that comes from successfully meeting a challenge head-on.

Inklings Lab: Design a Novel


You CAN write that novel! Society of Young Inklings will guide you through the process step-by-step. Over the course of six weeks, youth writers will play their way through brainstorming challenges, problem-solving activities, and improvisational games with author, Naomi Kinsman, to create a practical, creative blueprint for their next novel.

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