Research For Writers
Saturday 11 March 2023, 10am-4pm
Full Price: $210
Conc Member: $135
Participants in face to face courses must comply with any precautionary measures related to COVID-19 that Writing NSW puts in place.
This creative writing course, Research For Writers with Eleanor Limprecht, will be held at Writing NSW in Sydney.
The right details are what turn ordinary writing into extraordinary writing. They are what give our stories that element of recognition; they allow the reader to suspend belief. Whether it is fiction, non-fiction or memoir, the details we choose to put in are important, and we need to choose them wisely and consider what to leave out. If we are not writing about a subject which we know intimately, we are inevitably going to have to do some research to find the details which will make our writing come to life. What kinds of information can we find, where do we begin looking? In this course we consider resources, methods, ways to organise our research, ethical considerations and when to stop researching and begin writing.
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Expected learning outcomes
- Receive an overview of research methods.
- Learn the importance of using detail in their writing.
- Learn how to organise their research.
- Learn how to consider the ethical implications of the details they use.
- Learn how to stop research and begin writing.
Please bring an image from the project you are writing about.
Pen and paper, laptop optional. Please read our FAQ before enrolling.
If you have questions about this course and/or COVID-safe guidelines, please contact us.
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About the tutor
Eleanor Limprecht is the author of four novels: The Coast, The Passengers, Long Bay and What Was Left, which was shortlisted for the 2014 ALS Gold Medal. She writes contemporary and historical fiction, essays, book reviews and short fiction. Her short stories have been in Best Australian Stories, Sleepers Almanac, and Kill Your Darlings. She […]