Eyes on the Road: Writing Short Stories

Eyes on the Road: Writing Short Stories

Who: Cate Kennedy
Saturday 7 April, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full Price:
$195; Member: $135; Conc Member: $120

Everyone wants their writing to be bold and memorable rather than hesitant and laboured, but how do we plunge in with verve and confidence, to assure our reader of our natural storytelling authority?  What are some of the ways we can get our ‘hands on the wheel’ to establish and maintain that faith? This workshop will look at how to signal authority through voice, tone, rhythm, imagery and structure, exchanging cautious, hesitant prose for prose that is full of its own confident, fluent momentum.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Reinvigorate each writer’s own process through exercises and discussion
  2. Establish better control of narrative form and decisions which guide it
  3. Work towards making rewriting less onerous and more satisfying and inspiring

Participant Requirements

  1. Bring a pen and notepad, or laptop/tablet. 
  2. Bring along a page or short extract of your writing on which you’re not making any useful progress

About the Tutor
Cate Kennedy
has taught extensively in story structure and craft and has conducted many workshops exploring the elements that make up good fiction, with students at all levels of practice.  She currently has a collection of short stories on the Victorian Year 12 syllabus and is a member of the faculty of Pacific University’s low residency Masters in Creative Writing program in Portland, Oregon.


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