Writing Younger Characters

A portrait of Julia Prendergast

Julia Prendergast
11 November 2018 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Julia Prendergast
Younger adult voices can be compelling, raw and uninhibited.

In this workshop, we will explore strategies for drawing the reader into the experiential world of your story. Through examples and exercises, we examine younger perspectives, focusing the way ideas and experiences are measured in an emotionally intuitive way. Meaning is often foregrounded through raw insights and the power of associative imagery.

We will evaluate methods for fine-tuning voice, foregrounding the idiosyncratic lens of your characters.

You will learn

  • How to capture original perspectives 
  • how to find the right voice for your story material
  • to establish point of view
  • about plotting raw insights
  • the power of associative imagery.

About Julia Prendergast

Julia’s novel 'The Earth Does Not Get Fat' was published by UWA Publishing (2018). Julia’s short stories have been recognised locally and internationally: Lightship Anthology 2 (UK); Glimmer Train (US); TEXT (AU); Séan Ó Faoláin Competition (IE); Review of Australian Fiction; Australian Book Review Elizabeth Jolley Prize; Josephine Ulrick Prize (AU). Recent stories appear in 'Australian Short Stories 66' (2018, eds. Bruce Pascoe and Lyn Harwood). Julia is a Lecturer in Writing and Literature at Swinburne University, Melbourne.

176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, 3000-3000

Phone: 390947855
Event registration fee
Concession member $ 135.00
Member $ 145.00
Non-member $ 195.00

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