ONLINE: Writing Page-Turning Fiction

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A portrait of Fiona Lowe
02 May 2020 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Fiona Lowe
How to write a novel a reader won’t put down! Join Australian best-selling author, Fiona Lowe in this hands-on workshop and explore structure and plot, creating dynamic and well-motivated characters (with loads of movie examples) and how to show not tell your story. A great introduction to the craft of writing and revision for those who need to rediscover their enthusiasm for a project. Bring anticipation and pen and paper for writing exercises.

This workshop will be presented online. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided.

Included in this course:

  • 2.5 hours of information, suggestions, writing tips and lessons for picking up your pacing and yanking your reader into the story
  • A suggested annotated reading list of excellent examples
  • Writing exercises to help hone your craft and reinforce your new skills
  • 1 hour interactive webinar for questions, clarifications, and skills extension
  • Personalised feedback from Fiona on a piece of writing up to 500 words 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of theme
  • The tools for creating well-motivated characters
  • How plot and character provide tension
  • The tools to generate and maintain tension.
  • How to show not tell in narrative and the importance of real dialogue

Schedule for the Day:

  • 10 - 11:15am: First webinar with Fiona Lowe
  • 11:45am - 1pm: Second webinar with Fiona Lowe
  • 3 - 4pm: Interactive webinar for questions, clarifications, and more casual instructions based on your experiences
  • 500-word pieces to be sent to Fiona by Friday 7 May for feedback

About Fiona Lowe

Fiona Lowe has been a midwife, a sexual health counsellor and a family support worker; an ideal career for an author who writes novels about family and relationships. A recipient of the prestigious USA RITA® award and the Australian RuBY award, Fiona's books are set in small country towns and feature real people facing tough choices. When she's not writing, she's a distracted wife, a mother of sons, a volunteer in her community, guardian of 80 rose bushes, slave to a cat and is often found collapsed on the couch with wine.


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If you’re purchasing a full price workshop at $215, consider a full price one-year membership ($75) plus member-priced workshop ($155) will cost just $230 and give you discounts on all our services plus six free copies of ‘The Victorian Writer’ magazine.

And if you have a concession card, a one-year membership ($55) plus member-concession workshop ($135) will cost you only $190.

Concession $ 135.00
Member $ 155.00
Non-member $ 215.00
Donation $ 0.00

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