Crafting Words - Edwina Shaw: Writing Your Way Into a Story

Sunday 20 September 2020
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
ZOOM Online
Workshop Ticket $75.00
Tickets available until 20 September 2020 8:00 AM

This workshop starts at 10.00am. 

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New to writing or just need a reboot – join Edwina Shaw at this fun, creative workshop guaranteed to get you writing. Use yoga techniques to help quiet the critical voice, free your imagination and write your way into a story. Discover new ways of thinking about character, setting and plot. Covering all the fundamentals of writing narratives whether fiction or memoir, with heaps of hands on activities (bring a pen and notebook) this workshop will ignite your passion for writing and give you lots of practical advice on how to shape your stories.

Writing workshop activities include:
* Guided relaxation for creative freedom;
* Writing the senses – setting and specific detail;
* Writing emotion – putting the visceral experience on the page;
* Writing character from the inside out – getting inside your character’s body mind and heart; and
* Shaping plot through character’s desires and fatal flaw – the basics of plot structure.

Edwina Shaw is the author of Thrill Seekers, In the Dark of Night and over 40 short pieces that have appeared in literary journals and anthologies including Best Australian Stories. She is the editor of Bjelke Blues and co-editor of Our Inside Voices. Her screenplay M is currently under development with Screen QLD. She holds a Masters Degree in Creative Writing and has been teaching creative writing at UQ and in the community for over 10 years. She also runs Relax and Write Retreats. She loves helping people get their stories out of their head and onto the page.

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