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.
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
Time: 10am - 4pm (with one hour for lunch)
Contact: Linda Bell on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0413 842175