Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Angela Savage Worshop

Angela Savage Workshop - Structure
Proudly presented by Geelong Writers Inc

DATE: Saturday 5th September

TIME: 10:00am – 4:00pm (coffee and nibbles provided)

WHERE: Belmont Library
COST: $65

Brief course outline
Whether you’re a planner who plots in advance, or a ‘pantser’ who flies by the seat of your pants, understanding the big picture when it comes to structure will help you find your way. In this course, we will examine some of the most common novel structure formats – including the Three-Act Structure (set up, conflict, resolution) and the Hero’s Journey – and explore how you can use structure to guide and strengthen your writing.

Topics covered
  • Understanding the value and purpose of structure in writing
  • Common structure formats in fiction (short and long)

  • Narrative technique and point of view

  • Beginnings, middles and ends

  • Chapters, scenes, transitions and flashbacks

  • Plotting and planning

  • Innovative and experimental structures

Structure of the workshop
The workshop will combine theoretical and practical elements. Participants will be provided with theoretical information (presentation and handouts) to provide a conceptual framework for the practical activities that take place in the workshop. Participants will undertake writing exercises and be encouraged to ask questions, engage in discussion, and both seek and offer constructive critical feedback from their peers. Opportunities will be provided for participants to discuss and develop their current project(s).

About the trainer
Angela Savage is a Melbourne writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. Her first novel, Behind the Night Bazaar, won the 2004 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. All three of her Jayne Keeney PI novels have been short-listed for Ned Kelly Awards, with The Dying Beach also short-listed for the 2014 Davitt Award. She won the 2011 Scarlett Stiletto Award for short crime fiction. Angela is a qualified trainer and is currently studying for her PhD in Creative Writing at Monash University. Her website is: http://angelasavage.wordpress.com/

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