Literary programs, workshops, events and talks—plus events for Writers SA members. See what’s on, both in person and online.
Romance is the second highest selling genre of literature in the world and with it comes conventions and certain reader expectations. Whether you want to write 'happy ever afters', 'happy for nows', or add a touch of romance to your own genre, this workshop will give you the fundamental building blocks to bring your characters together for a journey your readers won't soon forget.
In the world of commercial fiction, powerful beginnings and endings are crucial in captivating your readers and enticing them into the pages of your book. Strong beginnings will set the scene, establish the tone and foreshadow the conflicts to come; while effective endings fulfil the promises you make at the start, tying up loose ends and leaving a strong impression on your reader.
Join script/screen expert Holly Lyons as she shares methods for fast-tracking plots and storylines using writing room techniques originally designed for TV. Learn these skills and apply them to your own project, whether you are crafting episodic scripts for screen or plotting chapters in your novels.
Understanding a character's backstory helps to drive your narrative and entices your readers to care about your characters and dive deeper into your story. Too much backstory however, can turn even the best books into an info dump nightmare! Join author Laurel Cohn for this interactive workshop to discover what to reveal and what to conceal when it comes to backstory.
Not yet a Writers SA member? Join for as little as $60 and unlock a range of benefits!
- 30% discount on all workshops and services
- a free 20-minute consultation with our Director upon sign up
- advice, information and support in your writing activities
- career pathway support and opportunities
- access to a community of writers
- opportunities to meet industry professionals
- opportunities for publication and promotion
… and much more!