Master your art
Do you want help in a particular area of your writing? A masterclass will help you hone your skills so that you can overcome specific obstacles and move your story forward. You’ll be inspired by published authors who have been where you are right now – and know how to progress to the next level. Best of all, they want to show you how. Let our industry experts guide you and show you how to get the most out of your writing.
You will walk away inspired and filled with new-found confidence to take your writing to the next level.
About our Fiction Writing Masterclasses:
- Two-hours sessions lead by some of the best writers in the business.
- Learn brilliant tips and tricks on specific aspects of writing.
- Meet and connect with other writers.
- Go home with a head full of ideas and a heart full of inspiration.
- Small class sizes.
Writing can be a lonely vocation, and connecting with other writers is vital. Join our Fiction Masterclass to take your writing to new heights.
Previous Fiction Writing Masterclasses
Keen to see what we’ve offered before today? We’re so glad you asked!
Novellas with Nick Earls
Novellas are back in fashion. To learn more about this renaissance, in this Masterclass, Nick Earls will discuss the opportunities for novellas in the current market, the craft of writing a novella and how to get your novella published. Practical case studies of Nick’s works will be featured and you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a facilitated Q&A with Nick in an intimate setting. All students will receive a copy of Nick’s latest novella, “Juneau”.
Short Stories with Cat Sparks
Crafting short stories is a specific skill that focuses on issues of language and structure. A good short story is transformative. A snapshot of the human condition, its concise suggestiveness engenders passion and can linger with you long after you have stopped reading.
Cat Sparks examines the elements required in creating a publishable short story, from opening hook through to closing sentence – story vs plot; inspiration; story structure; believable characters; strong beginnings, middles and ends; point-of-view; setting; conflict, and theme; tips on making every sentence count; paying markets; critique groups; how much revision is too much; cover letters and submission etiquette; rejection and how to deal with it.