This workshop will occur online. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided.
- Ensuring your narrative is engaging and compelling–showing vs telling (scenes vs exposition)
- Negotiating the ethics of writing about real people
- Research and interview techniques and tips
- Exploring different narrative structures, and applying them to your material
- Next steps–honing your craft and/or seeking publication
Please bring along your favourite example of biography or life writing. Just one! And be prepared discuss why it’s your favourite. Beautifully written? Fascinating subject? An unexpected twist? Laugh-out-loud funny? An engaging narrative voice?
About Michelle Scott Tucker
Michelle Scott Tucker’s biography of Elizabeth Macarthur was shortlisted for the 2019 NSW State Library Ashurst Business Literature Prize and the 2019 CHASS Australia Book Prize. Michelle is currently working with Torres Strait Islander Aaron Fa’Aoso, to ghost-write his memoir. She was shortlisted for the 2021 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship for the memoir, which will be published in 2022, by Pantera Press. Michelle lives in the Macedon Ranges of Victoria.
Not a Member?
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 a year's subscription to ‘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.
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