The Physical Writer with Carol Major

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Varuna, the National Writers House

141 Cascade Street

Katoomba, NSW 2780

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When asked about the fundamental starting point for any story, Margaret Atwood replied, “Be clear about who is telling this story to whom and about what.”


What lies behind your narrator’s desire to disclose their story? The urgency to tell, and the motive behind disclosure, has both a physical and psychological dimension. This workshop will strengthen the authenticity of your narrative voice by deepening your understanding of the narrator’s position. This understanding will also assist you to create believable characters and settings.

This one-day workshop uses both writing exercises and discussion to get under the skin of your narrators and characters.

Participants are asked to email a sample of their prose, not exceeding 500 words, a week in advance. This will give Carol a sense of your writing style.

The workshop is best suited to writers who want to take their prose to the next level.

Participants must be 18+, and are asked to bring lunch. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided.


Dr Carol Major

Carol Major has been a professional writer for over thirty years and works with writers across all narrative forms. Her skill is in drawing out the writer’s vision and matching it with crafting tools.

She is originally from Scotland, later educated in Canada and now lives in the Blue Mountains of Australia, a location she feels holds the ingredients of all three landscapes in one place. It follows that depicting place is one of her passions, and the subject of her Master of Creative Arts Degree.

Narrative voice is also a passion: who is telling this story to whom about what, and most importantly, why? What is the motive to tell? Motive was the subject of her Doctor of Creative Arts Degree, and one that Carol believes is a key ingredient in creating an authentic narrative voice.

Carol’s short stories, social commentary articles and essays have been published in Australian and Canadian journals and anthologies. She has completed three novels, and also works as a commercial writer with a particular focus on creating narratives to inform urban design. More about Carol can be found at www.advancednarrative.com.

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Varuna, the National Writers House

141 Cascade Street

Katoomba, NSW 2780

Australia

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