Sunday 8 December, 10am-4pm
Full Price: $195
Conc Member: $120
Forget about cardboard-cut-out villains, easy targets, and painted-on scenery. In the best crime novels, the who, the why and the where are inextricably linked.
In this one-day workshop led by celebrated crime author Wendy James, you’ll explore essential questions of character, plot and place through discussion and targeted writing exercises. Where, for instance, should readers’ sympathies lie? Why is place so important in crime fiction? And what happens when your hero or heroine is also the bad guy? Writing exercises will help you to develop an outline of a compelling plot along with authentic and engaging characters, and to synthesise backstory into a forward-moving narrative.
Expected Learning Outcomes
By the end of this workshop participants will have worked to:
- Devise the outline of a compelling plot;
- Develop authentic and engaging characters; and
- Synthesise backstory into a forward moving narrative.
Pen and paper or fully charged laptop.
About the tutor
Wendy James is the author of eight novels, including The Golden Child, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Ned Kelly Award, and the bestselling The Mistake. Her debut novel, Out of the Silence, won the 2006 Ned Kelly Award for first crime novel, and was shortlisted for the Nita May Dobbie Award for women’s writing. […]