New York Times bestselling YA author Amie Kaufman takes you to the genesis of a story and explains how to get off to the right start. Where should you draw inspiration? Who is your protagonist? What incidents will shape the storyline? Kaufman co-authored the Starbound trilogy and Illuminae, which have both been adapted for the screen. She will give you tools to find your voice. Arrive with a blank page; leave with the beginnings of a story.

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With thanks to NYU Sydney.

Amie Kaufman (Australian)

Amie Kaufman

Amie Kaufman is a New York Times, USA Today and internationally bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy. Her award-winning work has been translated into nearly 30 languages and several of her series are in development for film and TV. Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution, and is undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing. She is the host of the podcast Amie Kaufman on Writing. Amie lives by the sea in Melbourne with her family and an extremely large personal library.