Join local author, Trinity Doyle, as she takes you through the journey of writing a novel. From ideation to revision to as many questions as she can answer about getting published. Trinity will share how she gets the words on the page and how you can too!
Trinity is passionate about helping others realise their creative potential. Her teaching is full of authenticity, enthusiasm and a lot of laughter. She endeavours to make her classes a safe space for students to open up and push into their work.
While this course is geared towards novel writing, all levels of experience are welcome whether you’re starting out, needing to delve deeper into your craft, or just need to get yourself moving.Term Two (8 weeks): On The Road And we’re off! We’ve set sail, hit the road, we are writing! This term we’ll be digging deep into writing craft techniques to make your story come to life. We’ll be looking at different kinds of structure, going deeper with character, experimenting with dialogue, voice and rhythm. 1. Taking Stock
Whether you’re back after a break from term 1 or joining us for the first time, this is the week we’ll be taking stock of our works in progress and workshopping what needs to be done.
2. The Hero’s Journey
Taking a deeper look at structure and character arc through the lens of ‘the hero’s journey.’
3. Character: Who are they really?
This week we’ll be investigating backstory and looking at the emotional wounds our characters carry that shape who they are on the page.
4. Active vs Passive
What’s the difference and why do we want our stories and characters to be active.
5. Setting, Place & Description
Taking a deeper look at setting and invoking place using all 6 writerly senses.
This week we’ll be taking time to develop our ‘ear’ for dialogue and experimenting with the different ways our characters could sound.
7. Conflict & Suspense
How do we keep the reader turning pages and fighting sleep? Learn how to inject your story with conflict and suspense at every possible moment.
8. Forging on!
We’ve come a long way and there’s still further to go. How do we tackle writer’s block, and keep ourselves at our desks? We’ll be closing off the term looking at the techniques different authors employ to keep themselves writing.
What to Bring Notebook, pen. Your creative self!
What you get Expert tuition from a talented young author and experienced mentor/teacher.