The Physical Writer
Saturday 7 March, 10am-4pm
Full Price: $200
Conc Member: $120
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.’ But why is the narrator telling this story in the first place? 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.
Suitable for all writers of fiction who have started on a project or begun to develop an idea, this one-day workshop with Carol Major 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.
The day will include readings, writing exercises, participant interaction, discussion and some weird objects on a table.
Expected Learning Outcomes
- Understanding the physicality of an authentic voice.
- Increased awareness of the difference between thinking a story and feeling one
- Insights into creating a fictional world that feels real.
Pen and paper, or fully charged device
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About the tutor
Carol Major has been a professional writer for over 30 years. She holds master and doctorate degrees in creative writing from the University of Technology, Sydney, where she has taught at graduate and postgraduate levels. Carol was among the founding editors of Connexions, a trailblazing journal on social issues and health. Her short stories and […]