Winter School: Who, What and Why - The Plotting Triangle

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Annabel Smith
24 July 2018 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Annabel Smith
This hands-on interactive workshop will equip participants with the tools for plotting a novel/la.

It is suitable for people at any stage of a writing project and includes plenty of practise opportunities, as well as a framework which will empower participants to continue to build their expertise and confidence with plotting after the workshop.

You will learn

  • the three sides of the plot ‘triangle’: who? what? and why?
  • the elements of a scene and how scenes push the plot forward
  • the relationship between character and plot
  • how to create a plot outline for your story using a six-point story arc structure
  • how to create a one-sentence summary ideal for ‘pitching’ to agents and publishers.

About Annabel Smith

Annabel Smith is the author of digital interactive novel/app ‘The Ark’, US bestseller ‘Whisky Charlie Foxtrot’, and ‘A New Map of the Universe’, which was shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Book Awards. Her short fiction and essays have been published in Southerly, Westerly, Kill Your Darlings and the Review of Australian Fiction. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and teaches Creative Writing at the Australian Writers Centre.

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: 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: 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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