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Creative Writing - Fiction Fundamentals Workshop Week 3
Wed. 17 May 2017, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ACST
This is the third of six workshops covering the fundamental building blocks of writing fiction. Writing is a craft, and these are your tools. Each workshop will be a mix of theory and participant exercises.
This beginner to intermediate course is designed to allow participants to attend all six workshops, or just a few. The benefit of attending all six is that you'll get a holistic overview of what goes into writing a novel or short story. To do this well, you need an excellent grasp of all the tools covered. However, if you've done some workshops already and only want to brush up on a few topics, that's fine too.
Point of view and tense— who's telling your story and which tense is best for your story? Simple mistakes can bring you undone for instance, did you know first person past tense narrators can't die at the end of your story, but first person present tense narrators can? This is why many crime thrillers are written in present tense, because you don't know if your hero will survive. The result is a diabolically good read! This will show you the art of view point and tense manipulation.
Authorial voice—- your unique voice is what readers want. So, what is "voice" and how do you tap into it?