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Novel Writing Workshops

Steven C. M.
Group Organizer
Melbourne, AU
Hi Guys,
I've been asked to send out the information for this upcoming novel-writing workshop.  It's looks ace and will be a great opportunity to improve your skills in novel writing.


So you want to write a novel?

If you've been planning to write a novel and don't quite know how to start, or you're experiencing difficulties with your first draft, let us help you realise your potential. Let 2014 be the year you learn 'everything-you-need-to-know' about writing - and completing - the first draft of your novel!

The workshops offer new and emerging writers (or writers who want to brush up on their skills) a unique opportunity to learn what it takes to complete the first draft of a novel.

Course outcomes:

Over a weekend of creative writing workshops, practical discussions and short writing exercises, you will be taught the skills to plan and write the first draft of your novel.

You will learn the foundations of great writing, and understand:

° how to use story structure to help you plan & write your novel
° the importance of plot points & chapter details
° how to create memorable & relatable characters
° what is meant by 'narrative voice' & 'point of view'
° what makes for a satisfying ending
° how to overcome writer's block
° and much much more!

Learn. Write. Thrive...

July 26, 2014

Workshops: 9:30am-5:30pm
Short writing exercises: yes
Official dinner: from 6:30pm

In Kate Forsyth's only Melbourne appearance, you will be introduced to key aspects of writing the first draft of your novel - from finding and developing your idea (plotting and planning) to making the right choice when considering point of view and narrative voice. In the afternoon, you will be taken on a journey through the complexities and wonder of structure in Kate's highly-anticipated Story structure masterclass.

July 27, 2014

Workshops: 9:30am-5:30pm
Short writing exercises: yes
Farewell drinks: till 6pm

In Amy Espeseth's writing workshops you will build on Kate's DAY 1 teachings about writing your first draft. Learn how to create complex, believable characters, gain insights into the role of dialogue, and understand the intricate interplay between character motivation, and the arc of your story. Amy will also discuss what it means to be a writer, and offer ways to stay motivated while writing your first draft.

Download details and enrolment form from our website:­

Tel: 93475035 or 0402359047 or­

Twitter: @WinterWriting
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