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The Hero & Heroine's Journey: Blueprints for Writers with Lauren Elise Dani...

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Queensland Writers Centre

Level 2, State Library of Queensland

Stanley Place

Brisbane, QLD 4101

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THE HERO & HEROINE'S JOURNEY: BLUEPRINTS FOR WRITERS

with Lauren Elise Daniels


Use classic character and story arcs to energise your work.

In both fiction and non-fiction, characters are the pillars of a good story. This workshop explores where literature and psychology converge. Drawing from Joseph Campbell, Maureen Murdock, Caroline Myss, and Carl Jung, we will examine character flaws, tests, and transformations and the satisfying storylines these create. We will trace the classic hero and heroine’s journeys as psychological templates and contrast archetypes with stereotypes as we unpack these compelling story drivers. This is a perfect opportunity for both fiction and memoir writers to unleash the resonant power of your narratives.

Unavailable to make it in person? You can also watch this workshop via online live stream! Live stream tickets are available here.



Learning Outcomes:

You will improve your writing skill-set through practical exercises and group discussions in the key areas listed below:

  • Understand the hero and heroine’s journeys as surpassing gender and embracing the human experience.

  • Incorporate the hero and heroine’s journey into both fiction and nonfiction works.

  • Integrate the power of character flaws into authentic characterisation.

  • Create engaging and entertaining main and secondary characters for fiction and memoir.

  • Understand clearly how story and character arcs work together to serve our narratives.


Format:

This is a craft workshop for all writers. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.


About Lauren:

Lauren Elise Daniels’ career commenced with 1st prize in the ‘87 Newport Poetry Contest (USA). She holds a BA and MFA and has published globally. She’s edited 90 books and directs Brisbane Writers Workshop. Her novel, Serpent’s Wake: A Tale for the Bitten (2018), shortlisted with Singapore’s Half the World Literati Prize and ranked 4th in the People’s Choice Award.


FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Unless otherwise stated, Queensland Writers Centre workshops and events are suitable for participants aged 16 years and over. If you are under 18 years of age, please check with us for suitability before purchasing a ticket.

Membership will be confirmed on arrival, in the event it isn't current, membership will need to be arranged.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Information on getting to the State Library of Queensland can be found here.

What can I bring into the event?

You can bring either pen and paper or a laptop along with you to write with. If you do bring a laptop, please remember to bring a power adaptor if necessary.

Will this event be live streamed?

Queensland Writers Centre aims to provide material to its membership regardless of where they reside within Queensland by live streaming some events. Attendees may be broadcast periodically throughout the event as recording takes place. If you wish not to be filmed, let staff know prior to the event.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 or email us at admin@qldwriters.org.au

What's the refund policy?

If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.
Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at admin@qldwriters.org.au

Terms and Conditions

All information is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised program information (including course content and tutors), but if this occurs, we will try to provide as much notice as possible.
We expect that all participants will behave respectfully and professionally towards their tutor and fellow students. We reserve the right to remove anyone who behaves in an aggressive or disruptive manner. If a participant is asked to leave the class on this basis, we will not offer a refund.
We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense sustained by students as a result of an event or circumstance whether arising from natural cause, human agency or beyond our control otherwise.

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Queensland Writers Centre

Level 2, State Library of Queensland

Stanley Place

Brisbane, QLD 4101

Australia

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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