Writing Emotionally Authentic Work

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A portrait of Lee Kofman
29 February 2020 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Lee Kofman
Emotional authenticity is a must-have for writers of any genre to make the work relatable and illuminating. Yet such writing can be difficult to fine tune, and sometimes even uncomfortable to create. How do we discuss human nature frankly and with depth, and where to find the courage to take the necessary risks to do so? We’ll discuss all that and will learn practical strategies to hone emotional authenticity, whether in fiction or creative nonfiction.

Learning Outcomes:

  • about the multidimensional concept of emotional authenticity
  •  reflective writing skills
  • describing complex emotional states
  •  creating emotionally authentic characters
  • Identifying internal conflicts of your characters

About Lee Kofman

Lee Kofman is the author of five books, including Imperfect (2019, Affirm Press), which was shortlisted for Nib Literary Award 2019, and The Dangerous Bride (2014, Melbourne University Press); and editor of Split (2019) and co-editor of Rebellious Daughters (2016), anthologies of personal essays by prominent Australian authors via Ventura Press. Her short works have been widely published in Australia and overseas. Her blog was a finalist for Best Australian Blogs 2014. More at www.leekofman.com.au


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