Writing Your Way to the End: Plotting, Momentum, and Re-Drafting (REPEAT)

Writers Victoria

Event Date: 
28 July 2019
Author / Presenters: 
Kathryn Heyman

Participants in this workshop should be already working on a full-length work of fiction or narrative non-fiction.
You will learn:
The principles of classical narrative to help you understand what’s missing in your story (and how to get it)
Three ways of approaching narrative structure and momentum – and how to craft the perfect ending
How to ask the right questions designed to keep you writing (and re-writing) to the end
Crucial character questions and approaches to make sure your manuscript delivers on its promise
Techniques and strategies for overcoming blocks and pauses, and practical re-drafting techniques to use when you finally get to the end of the first draft.
About Dr Kathryn Heyman
Dr Kathryn Heyman 's sixth novel is Storm and Grace (Allen & Unwin). She has written several radio dramas for the BBC, including adaptations of her own fiction and was awarded the 2018 CAL Author Fellowship for work on her forthcoming memoir. Her previous work has won the Wingate,Southern Arts and Arts Council of England Writing Awards in the UK and been nominated for awards including the Scottish Writer of the Year, the Orange Prize (now the Baileys) and the Kibble Prize and the West Australian Premier’s Literary Awards. Kathryn Heyman is the director of the Australian Writers Mentoring Program.