Sentences That Work
Saturday 21 March 2020, 10am-4pm
Full Price: $200
Conc Member: $120
Sentences are the building blocks of narrative. Sentence after sentence after sentence is how a book is made. If we improve our sentences, we magically improve our narrative as a whole.
In this workshop led by acclaimed author Michelle de Kretser, we’ll discuss examples of sentences that work and sentences that require more work. We’ll consider adjectives and verbs, and pitfalls to avoid when writing sentences. We’ll revise sentences to rid them of unnecessary words and revise paragraphs to rid them of unnecessary sentences.
Individual writing exercises, group discussions and writing tips will help participants come up with strong, lively sentences.
Please note, this workshop is for developing writers of narrative who want to take their prose to the next level.
Participants are asked to bring along a pen, paper and a 1500-word, double-spaced excerpt of their writing that they want to improve, for reference and in-class exercises.
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About the tutor
Michelle de Kretser
Michelle de Kretser is the author of Questions of Travel, which won the 2013 Miles Franklin Award, the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction, and the Western Australian Premier’s Prize and Award for Fiction. Her other books include The Rose Grower, The Hamilton Case, which won the Commonwealth Prize (SE Asia and Pacific region) and […]