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Finishing A Book Project



Eloise Grills




In this course, we will look at how to hew a rough book project into a beautiful, finished beast. We will find creative solutions to address structure, voice, form, themes, motifs and genre in our work and to ensure that we are devoted to its essence, our desires and the art we want to make. Writers will be encouraged to reflect on their work and to make bold choices in shaping their books into something of which they can be proud.
A photo of Eloise Grills.


You can find details of how Covid-19 restrictions will affect the workshop here: https://writersvictoria.org.au/about-us/covid-19-information/. 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 [email protected] to arrange a refund in this situation.

You Will Learn:

  • How to examine the shape of your work and to find ways to structure it, using visual and other devices.
  • How and when to take advice and ‘stick to the rules’, and when to follow our wildest instincts down the rabbit hole.
  • Identifying the form, themes, motifs and genre of the work and using these to help edit it into a working manuscript.
  • Study the approaches of other writers and apply their ideas to our work.
  • How and when to listen to the inner critic: and when to ignore it.

About the Tutor:

Eloise Grills is a writer, artist and author of big beautiful female theory (Affirm Press, 2022). She loves supporting artists and writers to hone their craft and has done so through university tutoring, disability art facilitation, mentoring, online courses like her self-styled Finishing Up Club and Express Media’s Toolkits program. She is interested in creative work that plays in the boundaries of genres and forms, taking radical risks. 

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Members of Writers Victoria receive up to 37% off the full price of our workshops, seminars and courses. In addition, members have access to a range of other discounts and opportunities and receive a subscription to 'The Victorian Writer' magazine. Memberships start from just $50. Find out more about becoming a member here.

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176 Little Lonsdale Street
3000 Australia


Phone: (03) 9917 8463
Email: [email protected]

Registration for this event ended on 10 February 2023 - 4:00
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