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Todd Mitchell

Todd Mitchell is an award-winning author and teacher. His books for young readers and teens include The Last Panther (Random House), The Traitor King (Scholastic Press), The Secret to Lying (Candlewick Press), and Backwards (Candlewick Press). He teaches creative writing at Colorado State University.


Poetry Games to Free Your Wild Mind: Fun Games to Develop Creativity and Voice

Make poetry fun and engaging with these quick "wild mind" writing games that will help you develop creativity, get new ideas, and surprise yourself with your writing. Through these games, we'll explore poetic skills like voice, imagery, descriptive language, rhythm, and rhyme. All you need are paper, pen/pencil, and a willingness to let your mind…

Todd Mitchell

45 Minute Program

Writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy: Pro tips for Creating New Worlds

Explore how to write amazing science fiction and fantasy stories! Bring paper and pen/pencil, and come prepared to write. By the end of the program, you'll have great story ideas, and techniques that you can apply to your writing for years to come.

Todd Mitchell

45 Minute Program

Creativity Coach: Take Your Writing to the Next Level

Have you ever wanted to talk with a professional writer about a story or a book idea that you're working on, and learn ways to take your writing to the next level? Todd Mitchell has helped hundreds of writers develop their stories and books, and get them published. You can talk with him to solve problems, learn about next steps to take, and get…

Todd Mitchell

45 Minute Program

Story Secrets: How Authors Write Books

Discover the three-step process that many professional authors use to write amazing stories! Bring paper and pen/pencil, and come ready to write. By the end of the program, you'll have developed character, setting, and plot ideas, along with starting your own incredible story.

Todd Mitchell

45 Minute Program

Todd Mitchell is the award-winning teacher and author of several books and comics for young readers and teens, including The Last Panther (Random House), The Traitor King (Scholastic Press), The Secret to Lying (Candlewick Press), and Backwards (Candlewick Press). He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he kayaks, mountain bikes, and teaches creative writing at Colorado State University. Next year, he has two new books coming out—The Namer of Spirits, a steampunk ecotale that's been optioned for TV/Film development, and Breakthrough, a book for writers and artists who know what it's like to struggle with creative endeavors. Todd loves speaking with readers and writers of all ages.

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The Last Panther

The Last Panther

The Traitor King

Backwards

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The Secret to Lying

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