Online: Research for Writers
Wednesday 21 to Tuesday 27 February 2024, online
Full Price: $210
Conc Member: $135
This course has started and is no longer available to book. Sign up for our waitlist here to find out when it’s running again. In the meantime, check out our list of current courses or sign up for our Newsbite weekly newsletter for updates.
This writing course, Online: Research for Writers with Eliza Henry-Jones, takes place online.
Join this online course with author Eliza Henry-Jones to develop and enrich your research for writing skills. This course is packed with practical tips, examples, activities and resources that you’ll be able to utilise and adapt for countless future projects, both fiction and otherwise.
Is this course right for you? Read our FAQ >
Feeling intimidated by the idea of researching your novel? Perhaps you’re delving into historical fiction for the first time, or you’re unsure of where to start finding out about your latest character’s unusual profession. This practical course will take the mystery out of research, guiding you step by step through the process – from finding inspiration, to identifying useful sources, and navigating the wild world of information including historical archives, libraries, reddit, social media, and academic journals. Finally, we’ll cover handy tips for managing the material you’ve unearthed, and ways to harness it to breathe life into your fiction.
Expected learning outcomes
In this workshop, participants will:
- Identify what research is required for their project
- Learn how to navigate a wide variety of information sources
- Learn tips and tricks for managing their material
- Learn how to incorporate research material into their project
- Undertake activities and develop skills that will be adaptable for future projects.
Internet access and confidence using basic computer software are essential for this program. Please read our FAQ before enrolling.
You do not need to log into the course at a specific time and there are no live meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation link to join the online classroom by 10am on the day the course starts.
Please expect to spend a minimum of six hours on the course, noting that the amount of time needed to read, respond to discussions, write, revise and critique will vary from person to person.
- You can complete the lesson material in your own time.
- There will be assignments which have deadlines. To be guaranteed tutor feedback, you will need to complete the assignments by the deadline.
More from Writing NSW
Check out our full range of in-person writing courses in Sydney, our online writing courses and our feedback programs to see how we can help you on your writing journey. Find out about our grants and prizes, as well as writing groups across NSW, and sign up to our weekly newsletter for writing events, opportunities and giveaways.
About the tutor
Eliza Henry-Jones is an author and freelance writer. She has a PhD in creative writing, and has published five novels, which have been shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, QLD Literary Awards and Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction. She has qualifications in psychology as well as grief, loss and trauma counselling, and has worked […]