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On Demand – Fiction Writing Essentials

Writers SA presents an on-demand workshop you can watch in your own time for a short time. We'll analyse what makes a great 3D character, as well as what you need in order to keep your plot exciting and your reader turning the pages.

When we start out writing, we have this kernal of a fantastic idea and we put pen to paper or fingers to keyboards without really knowing where we might end up. Pretty soon your characters fall flat and you're in a muddle because you don't know what happens next or how your character should be reacting to the hurdles you're throwing at them.

Join Writers SA's Bronwyn Tilley (writing as Bronwyn Stuart) as we analyse the elements of realistic characters with real wants and needs and personalities, what makes a good story, what makes for juicy conflict, and how to connect your readers to your characters.


Total time for video is 1.5hours and has writing exercises built in. Suitable for aspiring and emerging writers, especially if you start lots of stories but aren't able to finish them.


—Online events are easy to access! You will need an internet connection and (ideally) a device with a camera – computers/laptops or even phones can be used to dial in. You will be sent a link to join a few days before the event. The link will take you to a private digital meeting where you can join the session. You can test the link at any time to ensure you can log in. Please respect the other participants in your event and mute your microphone at all times while the presenter is presenting. Background noise in houses such as TVs, pets and children can affect the sound quality.

—Writers SA members must be logged in to receive the member discount. If you would like to use a workshop credit to book in, please contact [email protected] at least five working days before the workshop commencement date. Our staff don’t work full time and we don’t want you to miss out!

—Members of other writing centres in the National Writers Centre Network can access our member discount. Contact [email protected] with your membership number to make your booking.


About Bronwyn Tilley

Bronwyn Tilley is the author of seventeen traditionally and self-published commercial fiction novels, novellas and short stories writing as Bronwyn Stuart. She has had both feet planted firmly in the publishing industry for more than fifteen years and has a wealth of knowledge and background about what readers want and what sells in today's international and Australian markets. She is represented by a major New York literary agency, is an avid reader and spent a number of years as event manager and committee member for Romance Writers of Australia. She is now the program coordinator for Writers SA and lives in the Adelaide Hills with her family and domesticated menagerie.


WSA Member $44 / Non-member $77

As soon as your registration is processed, you will receive an email with the link to the videos and your personalised password. If you don't receive this email, please ensure your payment was processed and then email [email protected]



  • Starts: December 31st, 2022 11:00 AM
  • Finishes: December 31st, 2022 2:00 PM

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On Demand – Fiction Writing Essentials

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