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Even all the great writers had a little help when developing their craft of writing. This June, four recognised professional writers from various genres are offering 'wannabe' and experienced writers the opportunity to further develop and sharpen their writing skills in the following writing workshops :
Steph Mc Carthy
Short, Sharp, Shiny: Writing Short Film with Stephanie McCarthy. Saturday 16th June, 10am - 1pm.
For more than 40 years, Stephanie McCarthy has written for screen, stage, page and radio winning awards in each medium. Steph is a long serving member of the Australian Writers' Guild (SA). She has served as Script Editor for the South Australian Film Corporation, AWG and Australia Council.
With her wealth of film experience Steph explores what makes a successful short film. It's time to forget those unfocused, dialogue-heavy self indulgences that leave you knowing you've wasted precious time.
All you need bring is your pen, notepad and your ability to think in pictures and you'll leave full of tips and ideas to help put your script into action.
Two short screenings will focus attention on how image will surpass over dialogue.
Opening Oomph:Captivating First Chapters and the Driving Elements of Fiction with Carol Lefevre. Saturday 16th June, 10am - 1pm.
Carol Lefevre's Nights in the Asylum was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for best first book . In 2008 it was the winner of the Nita B. Kibble Literary Award for Women Writers, and in 2009 the People's Choice award.
Nights in the Asylum by Carol Lefevre
Have you ever written a story that has laboured too long over the early chapters of a novel, and wondered why your writing isn't gripping? Regardless of genre, all fiction is driven by the same dramatic elements. Carol's workshop will concentrate on the elements to help you create captivating beginnings to your stories.
Carol Lefevre - "If You Were Mine."
Get Cooking: Compiling a Cookbook with Liz Harfull.
Saturday 16 June, 2pm - 5pm.
Liz Harfull trained as a journalist on a regional newspaper and worked for metropolitan and specialist rural newspapers before spending 12 years working as a specialist in agriculture and environmental management with a leading national public relations consultancy.
Liz Harfull - Women of the Land
She is the winner of several major national Golden target awards from the Public Relations Institute of Australia. Her first book The Blue Ribbon Cookbook published by Wakefield Press in September 2008 was a best-seller and is in its fourth print run and in July 2009 was named runner-up at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris.
The Blue Ribbon Cookbook - celebrates South Australian country shows and show cooks.
In Australia, cookbooks represent a substantial proportion of books sold. However, it is not as easy as it seems to ensure your readers are not disappointed with their cooking efforts. Liz shows how to write a cookbook that draws the reader in and gives them the confidence to try another of your recipes. This workshop will appeal to those who wish to publish or are looking for ideas and guidance in how to record family memories.
The Historical Hook: The Historical Hook: Writing Historical Fiction with Helen Halstead.
Saturday,16 June, 2pm - 5pm.
In April 2004, Helen Halstead self-published A Private Performance which, won the National Fast Books Award - Best Self-published Novel of 2004. In 2005, Random House republished it in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
In 2007, it was retitled Mr Darcy Presents His Bride and was published by Ulysses Press in North America. The text remained unchanged.
In 2006, The Imaginary Gentleman was published by Random House Australia.
Helen Halstead - 'The Imaginary Gentleman."
At the SA Writers' Festival in September, 2009 The Imaginary Gentleman was nominated for the People's Choice Award.
Do you want to write authentic historical fiction and appeal to modern readers? Helen will show you how to research and adapt your characters speech and behaviour to suit the era without boring slabs of exposition. Her workshop will show you how dialogue and action can help aid historical accuracy and plausibility and hook your readers.