Bryce Courtenay Masterclass
Bryce Courtenay The Last Masterclass!
5 Day Writing Workshop at the National Library of Australia
Friday – Tuesday, 21st – 25th September, 201210am – 4.00pm - National Library of Australia, Canberra
While Bryce will respond to the needs and interests of workshop participants, topics likely to be covered include:
• Creating a fictional character – Character is plot. What your characters say, do and know will determine the story. You will be shown how to build the major and minor characters in a story so that they appeal to and interest your reader.
• Narrative technique – Don’t tell me, show me. Learn how to sustain interest in your narrative.
• Writing dialogue – discover how to write convincing dialogue, that also informs the reader.
• Tension – learn how to keep the reader emotionally involved in your story.
• Maintaining continuity – prevent your story from going walk about and your characters from becoming lost.
• Place and subject – explore where to set the action and the subject you choose to write about.
• Research – learn the business of facts, history and place.
• Create a discipline and routine for writing – don’t wait for the Muse. Writing is about practise and routine.
• The fourth protagonist – discover what you should know about your reader.
• Preparing a manuscript for publication –getting your book to the top of the slush pile.
The Last Masterclass Course Fee: Aust$2,750 (GST inclusive)
Concession for Friends of the National Library, University Students and Pensioners (please provide a copy of your concession card): $1800 (GST inclusive)
To Register email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.