Our new workshop venue is ready to go!! Please join us for our opening party on February 11th at 2 pm.
All attendees will go into a draw to win a FREE workshop of their choice.
RSVP by Wednesday February 8th to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to 07 54 399 038.
Renovations are complete. The dragon has found its new home, but the rest of the sign is still being made.
The first of the workshops are planned to start on February 18th. They include a picture book workshop by multi-talented, award-winning author, Aleesah Darlison.
Do you have a great story you are itching to write? Want to know how to get started?
Our first two workshops will set you on the right track to making it a memorable story, no matter what you are writing. Places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.
Saturday February 18th, 10 am to 3pm:
Turning your idea into a story: Exploring the building blocks that make a compelling story that no one can put down. The course includes, establishing the best point of view for your story, the importance of setting, creating the right character, and much more.
Saturday March 18th, 10 am to 3pm:
Waking your imagination: This workshop will help you turn that idea into a story everyone will want to read by showing you how to add excitement, depth and intrigue.
Saturday April 22nd, 10 am to 3pm:
Advance class: Creating a wondrous setting: When we read a novel with a graphic description of the setting, we are transported to that place. If the description is too brief, then we have no idea what physical situation our characters are in and we lose interest. If it is too long we lose the tension in the story. The use of our 5 senses is very important to create a sense of place. In this workshop, you will be given examples of how that is done and exercises on creating a setting that transports us to the place.
Saturday May 20th and Sunday May 21st:
Advance class: Creating memorable characters: Developing strong, believable characters that your reader either loves or hates ... depending on your intention. Many writers make the mistake of having characters who are too similar to each other and not well enough developed.
Humans are not the same; we are multidimensional beings. This workshop examines the many personality types we meet and shows you how to portray them effectively. For crime and mystery writers, the character workshop includes an examination of criminal types and what drives them to commit crimes.
2 DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday June 10th:
Plotting your story: This workshop will cover the importance of structure. It doesn’t matter if you are a ‘plotter’ or a ‘pantser’ this workshop will help make sure your story flows and doesn’t go off track.
SATURDAY JULY 15TH
Greenleaf Press & Aleesah Darlison Presents:
The Inside Word on Picture Books: Discover the right way to create a picture book story and skip all the newbie blunders!
Learn the various picture book structures and the skills to create a story that truly sings. How do you achieve the best combination of text and art? How do you set out a manuscript ready for submission? And which publishers should you submit your story to?
More exciting workshops are in the planning stage. We should have our full list for the year at the launch.
You can book and pay by credit card over the phone by ringing 07 54 399 038 or book and pay by using the PayPal button on the website. http://www.gondorwriterscentre.com/workshops.html
New Address: 19 Caloundra St, Landsborough. See the maps on the Workshops page.