Short Stories and The Bigger Picture with Susan Midalia (SSSM3) 23rd September 2017

SMShort story writing involves thinking carefully about the four ‘big’ elements that make up “the telling”: point of view, characterisation, setting and structure. Would a first or third person point of view best serve your purposes? How can we create an engaging sense of voice, or sketch in some interesting characters? How can setting and structure be made to matter in a story? Using short story writing exercises and models of memorable writing, this three-hour workshop will focus on those four “big picture” aspects in order to fully engage your reader in the story you wish to tell. Bring your writing implements, and a willingness to try something new.
 

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquires.

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Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends.   Please click the ECU map.

Social Media Strategies and Personal Branding for Authors with Glennys Marsdon (SMGM1) Saturday 16th September 2017

photo2As the publishing world tightens, authors are expected to have greater input in the marketing process. In this era of social media that should be easy, right? But how do you stand out from the crowd when the crowd is growing and becoming more marketing savvy? And how do you make the most of your own unique personal brand?

Consumer psychology consultant and author Glennys Marsdon, has over 20 years experience helping blue chip clients refine their brand, as well as being profiled by US marketing guru Seth Godin and nominated for a Telstra Business Women’s Award. In this fun and practical workshop participants will be able to pick her brain and come away with an understanding of:

  • Purchase Decision Theory (why people buy books);
  • How to write a simple Marketing Plan;
  • How to develop a Social Media Strategy;
  • Understand the different levels of Personal Branding and which suits your needs;
  • Introductory work on your own Personal Brand;
  • Lots of case studies of marketing successes, including local authors;
  • Lots of time to ask your own questions in a friendly environment;
  • An opportunity to obtain supportive feedback from your peers;
  • Personal growth.

 

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquires.

To join via Skype

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends.   Please click the ECU map.

 

Writing To Unravel: Your Authentic Path as a Creative Writer with Nicola Jane Le Breton (WTNB1) Saturday 2nd September 2017

photoIn this workshop you will be supported to reflect upon your creative journey through writing, to clarify your vision and purpose, and to write imaginatively about your artistic creations. Whether these artistic creations are literary, visual, tactile, musical, theatrical or other; whether past, present or future. A profound and satisfying process that helps put the wordless into words.

 

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquires.

To join via Skype

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends.   Please click the ECU map.

 

 

 

 

Editing and Revising Short Stories with Brooke Dunnell (ERBD2) Sunday 20th August 2017

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This is the second of three workshops with Brooke. This workshop will cover the elements to consider and tips for editing and revising short stories, as well as first drafts into shape from the overall structure, down to individual sentences. Attendees will learn how to ‘kill your darlings’, identify unwanted gaps and work each work to produce a story that if ready for submission.

 

 

 

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquires.

To join via Skype

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends.   Please click the ECU map.

 

Writing About The Past: Historical Fiction, Biography, Memoir, Family History And Other Genres with Ian Reid (HFIR1) Saturday 5th August 2017

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This practical interactive session is intended for beginners and experienced writers alike. It will engage with questions such as the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • What different forms of fiction or non-fiction can historical writing take, and how important are the distinctions between them?
  • What principles apply to your writing regardless of its genre or mix of genres?
  • What should your project’s starting-point be, and how do you develop the initial idea into a fully-fledged narrative?
  • What kinds of research will you need to undertake?

 

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquires.

To join via Skype

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends.   Please click the ECU map.

Drafting and Editing for Publication with Josephine Taylor (DEJT1) Saturday 2nd July 2017

photo2This workshop will focus on how to prepare writing for competitions and publication. Information, practice tips and useful exercises will be provided.

 

 

 

 

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquires.

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Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends.   Please click the ECU map.

 

 

A World of Poetry: Making Your Own with Sanna Peden (MWSP2) Saturday 8th July 2017

photo2Have you ever wanted to write poetry that creates a whole new world of its own? This workshop covers aspects such as setting and character and how to use these to create evocative worlds in verse.

 

The workshop includes writing prompts and exercises suitable for novice and established poets, as well as everyone in-between.

 

 

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquires.

To join via Skype

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends.   Please click the ECU map.

 

 

 

 

Devising Credible Plots and Characters with John Harman (CWJH1) Saturday 24th June 2017

photoAll John’s workshops focus on technique, with plenty of handouts and writing exercises for participants.

He uses story-telling examples from popular novels and movies. His courses focus on the practical – on the proven techniques of story construction using examples from published authors.

 

 

 

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquires.

To join via Skype

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends.   Please click the ECU map.

 

 

Point of View in Prose with Brooke Dunnell (PVBD1) Saturday 10th June 2017

BrookeThis is the first of three workshops with Brooke. This workshop will cover the effects of different points of view (first, second and third person) and how to use them.

Different points of view allow for different insights into characters, their minds and their words. With the aid of published examples and short exercises, this workshop will outline the effects of different points of view and demonstrate how to make the most of each option.

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquires.

To join via Skype

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends.   Please click the ECU map.

 

 

Fantasy and Speculative Fiction with Liana Joy Christensen (FWLJC1) Saturday 27th May 2017

photo2“What if?” and “Why?” are perennial questions. The writer can chose to explore responses to those questions in a number of different ways. Fantasy and speculative fiction are particularly valuable genres because they allow the writer to slip the moorings of the “real” and set sail into the realm of the imagination. This type of writing may be free, but it is far from chaotic. In order to carry a reader on the journey certain skills and techniques are needed, above and beyond the general requirements of good writing. This workshop examines some highly successful examples of both short and long form fantasy and speculative fiction in order to illuminate some of those skills and techniques. There will be several short writing exercises to allow participants to devise generative “What if?” questions and begin to stock their imaginative writing toolkit. The workshop is suitable for the simply curious as well as people who are already engaged in writing fantasy/speculative fiction works.

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquires.

To join via Skype

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends.   Please click the ECU map.