Plotting Your Novel Workshop
with Visiting Australian Author Emily Craven
Wednesday, February 21st 6 – 9:00pm
$60 per student
Caetani Studio Gallery
Are you keen to write your first (or next!) novel? Writing a novel from beginning to end can be a mammoth task! You need to seriously think about how you’re going to manage that in a practical sense. In this course we are going to break down several ways you can plot your novel, depending on your personality, with the help of award-winning author of 6 books, Emily Craven, our writer in residence and here for a limited time from Australia. Give yourself the best chance of writing those heart felt words, The End.
Who is this for?
Beginning, emerging and established writers who are looking for new method to add to their writers’ toolbox.
This course will take you through the art of brainstorming, how to pick the ‘perfect’ idea, the different structures authors use to tell their stories, organic and structured methods to outline your novel, the creation of character profiles and arcs, and tips and tricks to get through your first draft (even when you don’t want to write!).
Emily Craven is an author, speaker, innovator and the publisher/CEO of the Story City GPS app, which allows participants to take part in a story set in the location they are standing. Emily is the winner of the Brisbane City Council inaugural $25,000 Innovation Award for her Story City project, which creates real life choose-your-own-adventure stories around cities, and winner of the 2016 QLD Literary Award’s Young Writer and Publisher of the Year. Emily has spoken to teenagers, teachers, journalists and writers across Australia (keynotes, workshops and masterclasses) on writing, editing, ebooks, and digital/multi-media storytelling, and was the Digital Writer in Residence at Brisbane State High School in 2014-2015.
She writes YA fiction, with her latest series, The Grand Adventures of Madeline Cain, written as though you are reading the main character’s Facebook page. She was previously the Digital Producer for if:book Australia (The Institute for the Future of the Book) and QLD Writers Centre and has been featured in Money Magazine, Channel 7’s The Great South East and in various newspaper publications for her writing projects.