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Creative Writing

Do you love books? Do you read a lot? Have you always wanted to write creatively but not sure how to start? This course will guide you through the basics of creative writing for short stories, novels and memoir. We will cover the basics: the difference between plot and story, story structure, bringing settings to life, creating engaging characters, writing realistic dialogue and crafting a unique writer’s voice. The workshop will also cover the basics of rewriting, editing, publishing and submitting work.

The workshop will be highly interactive with writing exercises to practice what students are being taught. Students will be able to share what they’ve if they wish to, there will be no pressure to share.

Competency in reading and writing English.

Outcomes:

By the end of the workshop students will, at an introductory level:

Understand the difference between plot and story

Know what story structure is and how it works

Have learnt how to creatively describe settings

Have learnt what an engaging character is and the basics of developing one

Know how to write dialogue

Understand the process of developing their writers voice

Understand the 3 types of editing

Know how to submit pieces to magazines

Date: Sunday, 26 August

Cost: $135.00

Time: 10am - 4pm (with one hour for lunch)

Contact: Linda Bell on bell.writer@gmail.com or call 0413 842175

Bookings essential

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