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Course ID 20201
Price $240.00 (GST exempt)
Status Module is finished.
Location 8 Gladstone Ave Mosman
Tutor Zena Shapter
Sessions 1 session of 6 hours
Start date Sunday, 28 May 2017
Finish date Sunday, 28 May 2017
Time 9.00am - 3.00pm

Every writer should know these essential writing tools! Sharpen up your creativity, bring pen & paper and get ready to write! You will leave this class feeling renewed and confident in your writing abilities, and keen to apply what you’ve learnt to your own projects. Discover how to write fascinating characters and vivid settings, develop your writer’s voice, understand structure, and practice your editing skills. No matter what your preferred writing genre or level, this workshop will deconstruct, improve and stimulate the way you write. Learn advanced writing tools such as:
1. contrived and false suspense
2. info-dumping
3. backstory
4. story structure
5. character arcs
Get inspired as we write a micro-story to a set structure, and develop our characters with imagination and lateral thinking. Explore your individual writing style and discover what’s needed to develop it further. All this and more in a friendly, supportive atmosphere lead by a Ditmar Award-winning author.


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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