This writing workshop is suitable for ages 16+. All workshops in this series are suitable for new and emerging writers.
Plotting dos and don'ts with Kel Robertson
This workshop will survey what accomplished writers have said about the plotting process and will review some of the common methods of plotting, including their benefits and pitfalls. Plotting preliminaries will then be explored and - depending on the genres of interest to participants - plot skeletons will be constructed for selected genres. Participants will see how the plot for Kel’s current novel evolved. Plotting ‘dos’ and 'don’ts’ will be discussed, as well as the importance of ‘burglar proofing’. The workshop will conclude with some discussion about helpful writing practices.
About Kel Robertson
Kel Robertson is a Canberra writer who has plotted many more novels than he’ll ever write. His first crime novel, Dead Set, was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Awards and his second, Smoke and Mirrors, won multiple prizes; his third and best effort, Rip Off, passed without trace. He is currently writing a novel in a different genre to avoid hard, further work on a book about Australian political history.
- Bookings are essential for this program as places are limited. We are unable to accommodate participants who have not made a booking.
- Please contact the library if you wish to amend or cancel your booking. This will enable others to participate in the program.
- Please arrive 10 mins early to allow time to check in; this assists the program to run on schedule.