ONLINE: The Art of the Redraft

Writers Victoria

Event Date: 
18 April 2020
Author / Presenters: 
Penni Russon

Please note: this workshop will take place online
Included in this course:
2.5 hours of information, suggestions, writing tips and learned lessons shared around showing and not telling
A suggested annotated reading list of excellent examples to enjoy - and mine for your own purposes!
Writing exercises to help hone your craft and reinforce your new skills
1 hour interactive webinar for questions, clarifications, and skills extension
Personalised feedback on a piece of writing up to 500 words OR a synopsis of up to 2 pages where Penni will give guidance on further redrafting and how to professionally position your writing for the market 
Learning Outcomes:
How to identify the elements of story – character, plot, dialogue, main idea, point of view – which can be isolated and reviewed.
How to use practical tools for re-drafting, including synopsis, timelines, chapter breakdowns, character tracking.
How to review and edit your work through practical exercises.
How to professionally position and discuss your work.
How to apply these methods to future writing.
Schedule for the Day:
10 - 11:15am: First webinar with Penni Russon
11:45am - 1pm: Second webinar with Penni Russon
3 - 4pm: Interactive webinar for questions, clarifications, and more casual instructions based on your experiences
500-word pieces or no-more-than 2 page synopsis to be sent to Penni by Friday 24 April. Feedback to be returned by Friday 1 May.
About Penni Russon
Penni Russon is an award-winning author of several novels for children and young adults, including the Undine trilogy, Only Ever Always and The Endsister. She has also worked as a freelance editor and currently teaches creative writing at the University of Melbourne. 
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