‘Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.’
Over six weekly sessions, we will write a complete story from beginning to end.
Each week will include exercises to take you from dreaming and playing, to planning and outlining, through to writing a complete first draft of your short story
The course will also help writers writing a larger work, such a memoir or novel, to develop structure and motivation.
Each week will cover a different aspect of the writing craft with exercises designed to develop your ideas into a story.
– Writing from your senses to create immediacy
– Character and plot and how they intersect
– Dialogue that reveals character
– Point of view, tense, plot and structure:
– Writing as ritual, how to build a writing practice
– The art of seeing. Finding wonder in the everyday
and bringing that into your writing life
– Publication: sharing your work with the world
Where: Macleay Island Progress Hall.
When: Tuesdays 10am-1pm, October 10 to November 14.
Cost: $145 / $115 for all six sessions. Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/RXPL
These workshops are hands-on. Come prepared to write. Suitable for both beginners and experienced writers.
Writing from the Body – a weekend of creativity and play
“What is it you want to do with your one wild and precious life? – Mary Oliver
move through hesitation to find a deeper place from which to write and create work
that is powerful, honest and passionate.
This is a hands-on workshop. Wear comfortable clothes and bring what you
need to write.
Darwin Sailing Club, 8 Atkins Drive, Fannie Bay : $135 / $165
Sat Sept 23 and Sun Sept 24, 10am to 3pm
Info/Bookings 8941 2651 http://www.ntwriters.com.au/
“I am so grateful for Natalie’s workshops. I found them incredibly helpful and instructive. She taught us some great tools for creating a story that I have continued to use and, through these, she gave me the belief that I could write. Receiving tips for writing from an expert was the aim of the workshops obviously but the overriding memory I have from all of them was one of huge fun and great energy. If you have the chance to go to a workshop with Natalie, please go and give your soul a real tonic; learn whilst being uplifted.” Emma Nyman, Ubud