Refine Your Novel

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Toni Jordan

Toni Jordan
01 June 2019 - 10:00 to 19 October 2019 - 4:00
Toni Jordan
Early, Emerging
The end of the manuscript is in sight, although there’s still much work to be done. Character, plot, structure, pace and theme will need refining. An ending must be devised: one that works both tonally and in terms of story structure. How do you revise and redraft? How do you tighten and also enrich your first draft? This series of hands-on workshops and webinars will encourage a forensic approach to refining the manuscript.

You will learn:

  • the art of minimalism in dialogue tags
  • why adverbs are the work of the devil
  • what is the relationship between the inciting incident and the climax
  • what is a tonally split ending, and do you need one
  • why sh*tty first drafts are a writer’s best friend


About Toni Jordan

Toni Jordan is the author of five novels. The international bestseller ‘Addition’ (2008) was longlisted for the Miles Franklin award. ‘Fall Girl’ (2010) was published internationally and has been optioned for film, while ‘Nine Days’ (2012) was awarded Best Fiction at the 2012 Indie Awards. ‘Our Tiny, Useless Hearts’ (2018) was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary award. Her latest novel is ‘The Fragments’ (2018). Toni has been published widely in newspapers and magazines.


Workshops: Saturdays 1 June, 20 July, 17 August, 19 October (10:00AM - 4:00PM)

Webinars: Saturdays 15 June, 14 September (10:00AM - 11:00AM)

Registration fee
Concession Member $ 560.00
Member $ 600.00
Non-member $ 740.00

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