The second of two half-day workshops on building narrative tension, pressure and momentum in stories. Many new writers believe a racy plot is the only way to increase narrative urgency - but in this workshop, award-winning novelist Charlotte Wood shows how paying structural attention to a story's setting, style, rhythm and other elements can help create a tense and compelling narrative. Part 1 introduced participants to three concepts of building and maintaining narrative tension. Part 2 will introduce three more. We will finish with a brief recap of all six concepts and how you might apply these (sometimes simultaneously) to your work in progress.
This course is open both to writers who have and have not completed Part 1.
Suitable for: fiction writers of any genre, narrative non-fiction writers, anyone interested in the structure of storytelling.
Where: Workshops are held in Crows Nest, Sydney - details provided on booking. Please note that access to the venue is via stairs with no lift.