Research For Writers

Eleanor Limprecht

Saturday 11 March 2023, 10am-4pm

Full Price: $210
Member: $155
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.

Is this course right for you? Read our FAQ >

Expected learning outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Receive an overview of research methods.
  2. Learn the importance of using detail in their writing.
  3. Learn how to organise their research.
  4. Learn how to consider the ethical implications of the details they use.
  5. Learn how to stop research and begin writing.

Participant requirements

Please bring an image from the project you are writing about.

Pen and paper, laptop optional. Please read our FAQ before enrolling.

If you are feeling unwell and experiencing any COVID-related symptoms on the day of the course, you must stay at home and contact us to let us know. As a participant in this course, you will be required to follow all COVID safety measures in place by Writing NSW to ensure the health and wellbeing of our community.

If you have questions about this course and/or COVID-safe guidelines, please contact us.

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