Actions and Detail Panel
Creative Writing - Fiction Fundamentals Workshop Week 6
Wed. 16 August 2017, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ACST
This is the last 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.
Editing — tricks of the trade to perfect your manuscript. Today, your manuscript needs to be near-perfect for editors to consider it. This lesson will focus on the polishing phase of your story, once it's out of your head and on paper (or, more accurately, the hard-drive). We'll also touch on whether you need to hire a professional editor before submitting to a publisher or agent.
The querying process — what is it, and how do you write an effective synopsis and cover letter?