Lessons to Learn from Commercial Fiction 2018
Saturday 24 March 2018, 10am-4pm
No matter your chosen style or genre, there is so much to learn from your colleagues writing commercial fiction. Build great worlds like a fantasy author, learn to pace like a crime writer, and access your characters’ emotional landscape like a romance author. This course will give you the tools to develop your craft skills with concrete examples, in-class practice, and a fantastic take-home reading list.
Join experienced editor Kate Cuthbert to deepen and strengthen your own writing by learning the lessons commercial writing has to teach.
Expected Learning Outcomes
1. Learn how to recognise and use a deep point of view
2. Learn how to use pacing and focus
3. Understand the tools of world building
An interest in fiction writing (in any style/genre)
The beginnings of a manuscript
About the tutor
Kate Cuthbert is managing editor of Escape Publishing, Harlequin Australia’s digital-first imprint. She is also an award-winning book reviewer and critic, a genre fiction advocate, and an in-demand moderator, presenter, and teacher. She is currently pursuing a PhD examining rural settings in Australian popular fiction.