Topics covered will be:
Week one: Wednesday, January 31st - 10am to 12.30pm
Point of view: New writers are often baffled when trying to choose a point of view for their stories and novels. In this workshop will look at the pitfalls and benefits of them all and help you discover the right one for your story.
Week two: Wednesday, 7th February - 10am to 12.30pm
Plotting, Themes and Setting: In a short story you don't have many scenes to tell your story so plotting those scenes carefully is vital. Succinct and interesting setting description will transport your reader to the world of your story. We will examine the way we can use setting to add mood to the story.
Week 3: Wednesday, 14th February -10am. to 12.30pm
Realistic and Engaging Characters: Characters make the story. Many characters in short stories are flat. They don't have to be that way. We will look at ways to make them believable and memorable.
Week 4: Wednesday, 21st February - 10am to 12.30pm
Rising tension and A twist in the tale: What will make your reader stayed glued to the pages until the end? Tension. We examine the six key things that will help you achieve that.
This is a practical, hands-on course where writers will be experimenting with different ways to use each element. You can book for all or just the subjects that interest you.
Format: Course for beginners
Where: Gondor Writers’ Centre, 19 Caloundra St, Landsborough.
Cost: $40 per day or $140 for all workshops. Choose from the options on the payment button.
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Author and writing tutor - Elaine Ouston
Elaine Ouston holds a Master of Letters in Creative Writing (MLitt) from Central Queensland University, and a Diploma of Graphic Art. She is a published author of a number of books for children.
She presents writing workshops, edits for other writers, and sets up books for self-publishing at Gondor Writers' Centre.
Through Australian Literary Festivals and Book Fairs she organises literary festivals for schools or libraries. Visit the website for more information: www.austlitfest.com.
She is an experienced writing tutor, editor and designer, and has had many recommendations from students for her workshops.
If you are not booking all 4 workshops, please indicate in the payment form which ones you wish to attend.
- BOOK SHOP
- THE BOOK FACTORY
- SCHOOL HOLiDAY PROGRAMS
- VIDEO WORKSHOPS
- BREAKING NEWS
- Gondor Writers Critique Group
- EDITING SERVICES
- STUDENT'S TESTIMONIALS
- OUR TEAM - EDITING, DESIGN AND SET-UP
- GUEST PRESENTERS' PROFILES
- ABOUT US
- SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES AND WRITING GROUPS
- Lust, Greed and Murder
- Introduction to short story
- Turning your idea into a story
- 7 tips to lift your story
- Writers' Bootcamp
- Digital Illustration
- Publishing and Marketing
- The Importance of setting
- Developing Characters
- STRENGTHENING YOUR WRITING
- Writing for the educational market
- Crime Fiction
- Picture Books
- Writing believable Dialogue
- Building blocks for story
- Layout design
- Using Social Media
- Point of View
- Technical writing
- BUSINESS WRITING
- Cathie's Special Tree
- Tell Me A Story