Beginnings, Middles & Endings: How Fiction Works. 10 & 11 November – Sydney, Australia.

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10 & 11 November 2018. 9.30am – 5:30pm.
University of Technology – Sydney, Australia.
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Tuition: $650 AUD. 50% deposit secures your place.


Claire Keegan, internationally acclaimed author and teacher of creative writing, will direct this, her most popular fiction writing course, using a novel and two short stories to demonstrate and explore the mechanics of fiction writing and narrative structure.

Participants will be studying:

1.  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. “A Misfortune” by Anton Chekhov
3. “Chef’s House” by Raymond Carver

Discussion will include the structure of a narrative, paragraph structure, desire, tension versus drama, melodrama, statement, description, suggestion, conflict, character, humour, point of view, place and time. The weekend will be of particular interest to those who write, teach, read or edit fiction — but anyone with an interest in how fiction or reading works is welcome to attend.


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