Reading Like a Writer
Saturday 28 May 2022, 10am-4pm
Full Price: $210
Conc Member: $135
Participants in face to face courses must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must comply with any other precautionary measures Writing NSW puts in place.
The number one thing you can do to become a better writer, is to become a better reader. Through close reading and discussion of a range of fiction extracts, as well as in-class writing exercises you’ll learn to identify and assess a variety of writing techniques and approaches to craft. You’ll leave the course with greater confidence in discussing fiction from a writer’s perspective and practical tips for applying what you’ve learnt to your own writing. Join author Emily Maguire for this interactive workshop about reading like a writer.
Is this course right for you? Read our FAQ >
Expected learning outcomes
- Gain confidence in identifying and discussing various elements of craft
- Learn to ‘reverse engineer’ a text to figure out how the writer has created a particular effect
- Practice applying those techniques to your own work
This workshop takes place at Writing NSW in Sydney.
Please read our FAQ before enrolling.
Participants will be asked to read the provided materials (short extracts from published works) before the course commences. A pen and paper, laptop or something else to write on will be required in class.
If you have questions about this course and/or COVID-safe guidelines, please contact us.
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About the tutor
Emily Maguire is the author of six novels and three non-fiction books, and an experienced teacher and mentor to young and emerging writers. Her novels have been translated into 12 languages and her articles, essays and reviews have been published widely. She is a 2010 and 2013 Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelist of the Year and […]