Writing a Story Workshop at the Ottawa Montessori School

I gave my first “Writing a Story” workshop at the Ottawa Montessori School on April 27th. I had a wonderful time going through the main elements of a story with (15) students, from grades 4 to 6.

By using the elements in my book “The Witch, the Cat and the Egg”, I had this very lively and enthusiastic group experience inventing a character, drawing and creating a setting, imagining a plot and thinking about how to bring about the resolution – of course leaving a lot of room for each of them to use their imagination. Working with the kids was a great way to spend the morning. Their energy and bright minds filled my heart.

Thanks to Roxanne, Isabel, and Mary for assisting me and the students for their participation. Thanks also to my friend Shanna for making the memento Magicus the cat key chain for each of the participants.

I loved developing and giving this workshop. It’s a great way for kids to get a taste of book writing.

I’m really looking forward to visiting the school again on June 2nd to give two more workshops.


Published by Joanne Guillemette Lecuyer

Joanne Guillemette Lécuyer is a Canadian independent author who loves writing positive fantasy chapter books for kids. She invents characters and places and works with different illustrators to help bring her stories to life. Her vision for her “Topsy Books” is to stir the imagination and creativity of kids, and the young at heart, by writing stories that touch upon life experiences in a way that is positive, imaginative and most of all fun.

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