Writing Junior Fiction with Dave Lowe

Writing Junior Fiction with Dave Lowe

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$35 – $115

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Queensland Writers Centre

State Library of Queensland

Stanley Place

South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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A crash-course in writing junior fiction for writers of all levels, with award-winning Brisbane author Dave Lowe.

About this event

This three-hour workshop, for writers of all levels, is a crash-course in writing junior fiction. This informal, interactive session will focus on: hooking the reader; developing interesting characters; voice; dialogue; humour; and, perhaps most importantly of all, pacing. We’ll focus on common pitfalls and how to avoid them, and we’ll also take a look at the editing process, and how to polish your manuscript so it’s as good as it can possibly be. Finally, we’ll look at how to approach agents and publishers.

Learning outcomes

  • Guidance in planning your junior fiction novel
  • Creating interesting and believable characters
  • Polishing your work on a sentence level.

Format

This is a hybrid workshop with a focus on craft; it will be held in-person at Queensland Writers Centre and live streamed simultaneously to an online audience. It is a level 1 course for writers of all levels.

About Dave

Dave Lowe is the Brisbane-based author of eleven junior fiction novels, published in the UK, Australia and in seven translations, including the award-winning Stinky and Jinks and The Incredible Dadventure series. Dave has also written four plays, including an adaptation of Andy Griffiths’ The Day My Bum Went Psycho – and Cinderella and the Seven Dwarfs which will be premiering in Brisbane in September this year. He also co-wrote, Café, an episode of the TV show Bluey.

For more information about Queensland Writers Centre’s Program of Events and answers to FAQs, please visit: www.queenslandwriters.org.au/program-info

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