Building Your Novel's Spine: Structure for Speculative Fiction

A portrait of Alison Goodman

Alison Goodman
29 April 2018 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Alison Goodman
Emerging
Trying to get a grip on your novel's structure? Finding the best beginning, middle and end is only the start. Get a firm grasp of traditional narrative structure - plot, pace, scenes, conflict, character goals, and an ending to remember in this hands-on workshop.

Learn how to manipulate classic storytelling to create an exciting and riveting narrative, with a focus on speculative fiction novels.

You will learn

  • How to use a classic storytelling structure
  • how to shape the inner and outer journey of your protagonist
  • how to find the engine of your story and create forward motion
  • hands-on scene building and diagnosis
  • how to create a killer ending.

The workshop is presented in partnership with Speculate, The Victorian Speculative Writers Festival.

About Alison Goodman  

Alison Goodman is the author of six novels including her most recent, Lady Helen and the Dark Days Pact, the second in the Lady Helen trilogy. She is also the author of EON and EONA, a New York Times bestselling fantasty duology that has sold into 18 countries. Alison's other novels are the award-winning Singing the Dogstar Blues, and her crime novel, A New Kind of Death.


176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia

Phone: 03 9094 7840
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Event registration fee
WV Concession member / Speculate concession ticket holder $ 135.00
WV Member / Speculate ticket-holder $ 145.00
Non-Member $ 195.00
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