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)

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Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult fiction. Her multi-award winning work is slated for publication in 30 countries, and has described as “a game-changer” (Shelf Awareness), “stylistically mesmerising” (Publishers Weekly) and “out-of-this-world awesome” (Kirkus). The Starbound Trilogy, co-authored with Meagan Spooner, began with These Broken Stars. Her latest series, co-authored with Jay Kristoff, began in 2015 with the international bestseller Illuminae and continued with the international bestseller Gemina. Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution.