Burning to tell more: Your life story, short stories or The Great NZ Novel (Stage II)
Start Fri 18 Jul 2014 9:30 AM
End Sun 20 Jul 2014 4:00 PM
Session 1, Fri 18 Jul 2014 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Session 2, Sat 19 Jul 2014 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Session 3, Sun 20 Jul 2014 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
This 3-day course is for anyone who has already done a bit of creative writing, or attended Stage 1 (the 2-day course Fundamentals of Creative Writing) and who wants to develop and build on this: narrative/character/writer’s voice, the intricacies of point of view; character development beyond the basics; the text/subtext relationship; turning points, managing tension. In brief: how to bring a story together from ideas and pieces of plot and characterization.
This course runs from 9:30AM to 4PM each day with an hour's break for lunch. Please bring a packed lunch.
Tutor: James George, has taught and/or mentored in creative writing at BA and MA level at AUT University, the University of Auckland and Unitec. He is the author of three novels - two of which have been shortlisted for major prizes in New Zealand and overseas, and several anthologized short stories.