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Plotting and Planning with Kate Forsyth

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E-Block Seminar Room

Gorman Arts Centre

55 Ainslie Ave

Braddon, ACT 2612

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‘If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.’ Winston Churchill

An intense workshop designed to give you practical techniques to help plot your novel, from the very first idea to the final narrative arc. The workshop will illuminate the underlying structure of a novel, and discuss different approaches to plotting, from mind-mapping to plot-lines to chapter and scene breakdowns.

We will learn about:

  • The basic patterns of plots;

  • Writing a pitch and developing a synopsis;

  • Different story structures, including the Three Act Structure and the Hero’s Journey; and

  • Why Aristotle thought a beginning, a middle and an end was so important (rather than a beginning, a muddle and an end!).

Each writer approaches the creative process in different ways, and this workshop aims to open up new ways of thinking and developing plot, rather than narrowing down your creativity.

About the Tutor

Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel aged seven & has now sold more than a million books worldwide. Her most recent book, Beauty in Thorns, is a reimagining of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ set amongst the passions and scandals of the Pre-Raphaelites. Other novels for adults include Bitter Greens, which won the 2015 American Library Association award for Best Historical Fiction; and The Wild Girl, which was named the Most Memorable Love Story of 2013.

Kate’s books for children include the collection of fairy-tale retellings Vasilisa the Wise & Other Tales of Brave Young Women, illustrated by Lorena Carrington, and The Impossible Quest fantasy series which has been optioned for a film. Named one of Australia's Favourite 15 Novelists, Kate has a BA in literature, a MA in creative writing and a doctorate in fairy tale studies, and is also an accredited master storyteller with the Australian Guild of Storytellers.

She is a direct descendant of Charlotte Waring Atkinson, the author of the first book for children ever published in Australia.

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