There are two excellent quality creative/novel writing courses coming up in Brisbane in August and September, 2016. I’m pretty excited and wanted to recommend them, just in case you have a book you’ve always wanted to write or know of someone who might like to enroll.
I’ve been personally taught by Lauren Daniels from Brisbane Writers Workshop and David Farland from My Story Doctor and I highly recommend both of them as teachers who can help you take your story ideas and bring them into a novel manuscript and assist you with taking steps toward publication.
I can’t recommend either of them highly enough.
3 Editors Set To Smash It: Fiction Blitz: 28 August
Who is running the course: Brisbane Writers Workshop and professional Editor, Lauren Daniels
Lauren Daniels is a professional writer and editor who has been working in the publishing industry since the ‘90s. Most recently, her manuscript for her novel, ‘The Serpent’s Wake: A Fairy Tale for the Bitten’, was shortlisted with The Half the World Global Literati Award.
Lauren is the Senior Consulting Editor for Interactive Publications and the director of the Brisbane Writers’ Workshop. She’s also edited over 60 fiction and non-fiction titles, many of which have attracted awards and recognition.
More details about her upcoming Brisbane Writers Workshop course can be found below:
When: Sunday 28th August 2016
Length of course: One day course
Cost: $165 per person
Venue: Arana Hills, QLD
What the course covers:
- What the big publishers seek in a hook
- Unpacking lingering questions about style and literary devices
- Examining rhetorical devices
- Characters: Quick—Make Them Stick!
- Keep It Real: No Melodrama or Cliché, thanks
- Themes that are not Love, Hate, Death or Illness
- What Editors do.
This course will be run by three professional editors – Lauren Daniels, Josh Brockbank and Geneve Flynn.
Josh Brockbank is a freelance manuscript assessor with a track record in novels and memoir. He has a BA in Journalism and has worked as a journalist for The Westender and Brisbane Arts Guide. He’s passionate about writing and teaching too, and loves Crime Fiction, Realism and Magical Realism.
Geneve Flynn is a freelance editor with a love of speculative fiction. She loves helping writers craft characters and stories that resonate with their readers. And, very exciting, she’s been taught by Fiona McIntosh (who is one of my favourite Australian authors).
Max number of Attendees: 10
More info and website are listed in this review: http://www.weekendnotes.com/fiction-blitz-brisbane/
Writing Million Dollar Outlines with David Farland
Writing Stories that Sell
Who is running the course: David Farland will be running this course.
About David Farland: He’s an award-winning, New York Times bestselling writer in Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres, a professional Editor and author the Runelords series. He’s also a judge for the Writers of the Future competition, and he’s been a green light analyst for Hollywood movies as well as a story consultant in the games industry.
And now, he’s coming to Australia (from the US) specifically to teach us how to write stories that sell through developing outlines aimed at a wide audience. He’ll be teaching in Brisbane – Writing Million Dollar Outlines, and then he’ll be teaching in Sydney – Writing Enchanting Prose.
More details about his Brisbane course are below:
When: Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd September 2016
Length of course: Four day course – 9am to 5pm
Cost: $599 USD per person
Venue: Virginia, QLD
What the course covers:
- What makes a bestselling story
- Audience analysis with a focus on how to write to a wider audience so your stories will capture more readers
- What is a story and why people read them
- Elements of story
- Brainstorming settings
- How to build characters and the roles they play
- Plotting and plot devices
- And heaps more – too much for me to mention here.
This course will be run exclusively by David Farland and it doesn’t matter what genre you would like to write in, he can help.
Max No of Attendees: 16
More info and website are listed in this review: http://www.weekendnotes.com/writing-million-dollar-outlines-david-farland/
I hope these course recommendations help you bring your creative dreams to fruition.
Happy creative writing!