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Setting and Character



Lucy Treloar




Creating richly imagined settings and memorable characters to inhabit them is key to building the world of your fiction. Focus on a range of techniques to help you create characters and landscapes that readers will believe in. Through activities, writing exercises, discussion and workshopping, explore the ways that voice, dialogue, action and setting create texture and dimension in your writing.

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Lucy Treloar


Mondays 5, 12, 19 and 26 September, 5:30pm–8:30pm

You will learn

  • the importance of voice, dialogue and setting
  • the many sources of inspiration
  • the importance of telling detail for creating rounded characters and dimension in your settings
  • about creating and maintaining authenticity.

About Lucy Treloar

Lucy Treloar is a writer, editor, and creative writing teacher. Her short fiction has appeared in ‘Sleepers’, ‘Overland’, ‘Seizure’, and ‘Best Australian Stories’ and her non-fiction in a range of publications. Her novel ‘Salt Creek’ was published in 2015. Lucy’s awards include the 2016 Indie Award for Best Debut Fiction and the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, Pacific region. ‘Salt Creek’ is shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize, and shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. 

Have a go at Lucy's Writing Workout on making your characters talk.

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Registration for this event ended on 05 September 2016 - 4:00
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