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Writing Relationships and Psychology in Fiction



Laura McPhee-Browne




Relationships are key to fiction, but people are underpinned by complex psychology. How do we write connection and disconnection? How do love, hate, loss, fear and joy become words on a page? This course will explore how the five senses, the brain and the body can help us create evocative fictional worlds where human connection and disconnection can be communicated and understood.
A photo of Laura McPhee-Browne. Credit: Leah Jing McIntosh.


You can find details of how Covid-19 restrictions will affect the workshop here. You are encouraged to wear a mask in the workshop space. The Wheeler Centre’s policy is that close contacts should not attend the building. If you are a close contact of somebody with Covid-19, or have Covid-19 symptoms yourself, please do not attend; please contact program@writersvictoria.org.au to arrange a refund in this situation.

You Will Learn:

  • The diversity of relationship and psychology writing in published fiction
  • How to use language to create connection on the page
  • How to use your own experiences to create new ones
  • How the body can assist with fiction writing
  • What you might like your fiction voice to be

About the Tutor:

Laura McPhee-Browne is a writer, social worker and counsellor living in Melbourne, on unceded Wurundjeri land. Her award-winning debut novel, Cherry Beach, was published by Text Publishing in 2020, and her second novel, Little Plum, is forthcoming with Text Publishing in February 2023. Her short fiction and creative non-fiction has been published widely in Australia. She is currently working on her third novel, Lacey.

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Writing Relationships and Psychology in Fiction

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