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Course ID 10202
Price $150.00 (GST included)
Status Module is finished.
Location 2/696 Military Road, Mosman
Tutor Zena Shapter
Sessions 1 session of 6 hours
Start date Sunday, 08 April 2018
Finish date Sunday, 08 April 2018
Time 9.00am - 3.00pm

Travel to planets light-years away or dive into a far-distant yet magical past. Conjure magic, play with science, invent futuristic societies, imagine mystical creatures, explore secret skills and hidden treasures open any door you like and set your imagination free! Discover how to transform your ideas into stories, and craft tales of wonder that will amaze readers. Develop effective worldbuilding tools. Set the stage with worlds that are convincing, authentic and original. Create memorable characters whose compelling stories stay with readers long after they’ve finished reading. Discuss modern publishing, industry insights, and tips on pitching to publishers. Designed for writers of all levels.

* Overview of speculative fiction as a genre
* Worldbuilding excellence setting the stage
* How to develop and structure speculative ideas
* Create memorable characters relevant to your world
* Avoid plotting pitfalls
* How to polish and transform your writing

Mosman Daily 1 June,2017


Please bring pen and paper.

About the presenter

Zena Shapter is a Ditmar award-winning author, creative writing tutor and mentor, freelance editor, copywriter and social media consultant. She has won ten national writing competitions and is published in magazines such as "Midnight Echo" and anthologies such as "Award-Winning Australian Writing". She writes close-to-reality books of the unexplained and adventures that get you thinking. She also founded and leads the widely attended Northern Beaches Writers' Group, whose collaborative writing has also won multiple awards. Read her through the links on her website at


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