Fiction Writing Workshop – Sydney, Australia. 8th & 9th November 2018.

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November 8 & 9, 2018.  9:30am–5:30pm.
Ultimo, Sydney, Australia.
To book, contact ckfictionclinic@yahoo.com
Tuition: $650 AUD. 10% Discount for ASA members.
Deadline for manuscripts: 28 October 2018.

 

 

Claire Keegan, internationally acclaimed author and teacher of creative writing, will direct a 2 day prose-writing workshop in Sydney, Australia. This weekend will concentrate on works-in-progress submitted by the participants. Manuscripts (novel excerpt or short story of up to 3,000 words) are due on or before October 28, distributed to every participant, and read with care by all. Keegan will spend between 3-5 hours on each text before the workshop begins, and will then examine and discuss every text with the group. Discussion will include the structure of a narrative, paragraph structure, tension versus drama, melodrama, statement, description, suggestion, conflict, character, humour, point of view, place and time. The aim, always, is to help each author with the next draft. The workshops will be of particular interest to those who write, teach, read or edit fiction or non-fiction — but anyone with an interest in how prose works, improving their prose and/or helping others to do so, is welcome to attend. While most participants like to submit a manuscript, this is not a requirement.

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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.
To book, contact ckfictionclinic@yahoo.com
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.