Winter School: Problem-Solving in Literary Fiction

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Lyndel Caffrey
20 July 2018 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Lyndel Caffrey
Early, Emerging
Writing literary fiction can be like travelling in unfamiliar country without a map. Without a guide, how will you decide which way to go? And how do you get yourself back on the right path when you’ve taken a wrong turn?

This workshop will hone your ability to recognise and solve problems in your manuscript, and will help you identify and customise practical tools and techniques you can use along the way.

You will learn

  • to identify how your own writing fits with the literary fiction template and your publication and career goals
  • to deepen your understanding of the qualities that define literary fiction and how it differs from and intersects with mainstream and genre fiction
  • to develop and broaden your ability to troubleshoot and problem solve in your draft manuscript
  • how to take advantage of the techniques of mainstream and genre authors, while retaining the structural and linguistic freedom that is vital for literary fiction
  • to fit out your own writer’s toolkit with custom made tools to manage structure, story and narrative drive in your manuscript.

About Lyndel Caffrey

Lyndel Caffrey is a writer, mentor and creative writing teacher. She works with writers to help them build a deeper understanding of the story they have to tell, and how to tell it. Lyndel’s novella ‘Glad’ was published in Griffith Review 38, and her literary fiction manuscript ‘Gunclub’ was shortlisted for the inaugural Hachette Australian Richell Prize in 2015.

Read more about our other Winter School workshops:

Winter School: The Novel of Ideas, Monday 16 July

Winter School: Voice and Point of View, Tuesday 17 July

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

Winter School: Building Emotional Resonance, Thursday 19 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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