How many writing workshops have you attended?
There you practised writing, produced pages, learned about plot, dialogue, structure among other topics - all good and necessary skills to be a successful storyteller, whatever genre or form you are creating. You also generated a lot of other material.
How often have you thought about how you could organise your material in better ways? Those early ideas crammed into notebooks and/or computer files. The biographies of your characters. Chronology of events in the story. Notes on what was happening in the 'real world' as your story unfolds. Landscapes. Photographs. Synopses. Bibliographies. And so on. And so on.
This Workshop offers tools and methods to help writers, novelists, historians – all story tellers – to organise your materials so you can access them and develop ideas further.
Contents of workshop
1. Introduction to setting up an organising framework for your work.
2. A selection of visual mapping tools, templates and ways of using index cards.
Format: the presenter will teach the tool, allowing time for practice and discussion.
Venue: Mattie Furphy House, cnr Clare Copse & Kirkwood Rd, Swanbourne.
Price: $25 for FAWWA members; $35 for non-members – plus Eventbrite booking fees.
Dr Lynn Allen, the presenter