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Writing Workshop: To plot or not to plot: That is the question

15/06/2013 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$60 – $90

Course Agenda:

This workshop is designed to determine the pros and cons of writing approaches, and explore how different genres often require different methods.

Participants will discuss the conventions of short stories, novellas and novels.

Participants will be able to workshop their own pieces of work, as well as take part in set exercises aimed to bring their own work to its full potential.

Using  the mythic narrative and emotional arcs as guiding principles, participants will learn how to combine creative freedom and intelligence to fully develop their projects.

Suitable for: Writers of short fiction, novellas and novels.

Bring along: a sustained piece of writing of approx. 900 words, which you wish to develop further.

Are you a plotter, or do you like a more organic approach?

Do you need to know where your writing is going, or are you happy working into the great unknown, trusting that your intuition will get you there in the end?

Do you often begin a piece of work with a particular genre in mind, only to find that your  writing has other ideas?

Whichever method of writing piques your interest – or seems to work best for you – it is prudent to heed the words of E.M.Forster from Aspects of the Novel:  ‘ Curiosity by itself takes us a very little way, nor does it take us far into the novel – only as far as the story.  If we would grasp the plot we must add intelligence and memory.’


To book or for further information visit www.ballaratwriters.com


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$60 – $90
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