FOCUS ON… Using All The Senses To Engage Readers takes a deep dive into how you can use sensory information in your story. Readers want a story that feels real. And the best way to make it feel real is to use all the senses in your narration—not just in your descriptions, but in all of your character interactions and plot events! This seminar will explore how to deepen your characterisations, bring settings to life, show the real effect of plot events, and fully engage your reader in your story. For more information on this seminar you can go to the course page HERE.
“I enjoyed Pamela's obvious experience and wisdom, her engagement – passion for the topic and ability to think on her feet. She's very well prepared and clearly enjoys what she is doing… it's always inspiring. This presenter is pure gold, in terms of both substance and manner ;)”
FOCUS ON… Creating the World of Your Story explores how to make your story world come alive. Every writer needs to bring to life the world in which their characters live and act. If you want the ‘world’ in your story to be believable and engaging to readers, you need details, atmosphere and a strong sense of places. Or else your story will fall flat. This online seminar will give you tools to help you create the world that is right for your characters and theme and plot. For more information on this seminar you can go to the course page HERE.
“Pamela was thorough in her explanations (with good examples). She didn't rush the content and was clear in her direction and explanation of how important creating the world of the story is. The handout and slides were a great bonus!”
Mary Dos Santos
FOCUS ON… Subplots explores how to use subplots to create a complex, intricate, compelling narrative. It’s not enough to know what subplots should do—the big challenge is HOW to write them. This seminar will cover how to subplots to increase the stresses on your main characters, how to decide which subplots are right for you and how to come up with them in the first place! For more information on this seminar you can go to the course page HERE.
“I can see clearly how subplots add value to my story and what I can do to maximise these. Pamela has so much experience and knowledge. Her explanations of structure, texture, creating narrative tension and more are invaluable. I would recommend the AWC to anyone looking to write across any genre.”
Pamela Freeman is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than 40 books and novellas, plus short stories and scripts. She writes under two names: Pamela Freeman for children’s and fantasy, and Pamela Hart for mystery novels and historical fiction.
Prolific across multiple genres, Pamela has a Doctorate in Creative Arts (Writing) and she has been the director of creative writing here at the Australian Writers's Centre for over 10 years.