Winter School: Voice and Point of View

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Robert Gott
17 July 2018 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Robert Gott
If the voice in your writing is wrong, everything is wrong. Whatever your ambition, you need the voice to carry it.

In this course we will explore how voice, and point of view, can shift and change in controlled and deliberate ways. We will play with point of view, tone and character. It’s not just about finding your voice – it’s also about finding the voices of your characters.

You will learn

  • the strengths and weaknesses of writing in the first, second or third person
  • the possibilities that flow from tonal shifts
  • how to control the potential cacophony of voices in your fiction and non-fiction
  • how to work with multiple points of view
  • how to use voice to establish character

About Robert Gott

Robert Gott is the author of more than 90 works of non-fiction for children and seven adult crime novels, two of which have been shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction. He is also the creator of the long-running cartoon in The Age newspaper ‘The Adventures of Naked Man’.

Read more about our other Winter School workshops:

Winter School: The Novel of Ideas, Monday 16 July

Winter School: Writing for the Education Market, Wednesday 18 July

Winter School: Building Emotional Resonance, Thursday 19 July

Winter School: Problem Solving in Literary Fiction, Friday 20 July

Winter School: The Body, Writing, Saturday 21 July

Winter School: Finding the Loose Brick – Writer’s Block, Sunday 22 July

Winter School: Writing Grief and Trauma, Monday 23 July

Winter School: Who, What and Why – The Plotting Triangle, Tuesday 24 July

Winter School: Poetic Voice Masterclass, Wednesday 25 July

Winter School: Writing Long-Form Journalism, Thursday 26 July

Winter School: Making Social Media Work, Friday 27 July

Winter School: Series Fiction for Children, Saturday 28 July

Winter School: Writing the Self in Creative Non-Fiction, Sunday 29 July


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

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