Been up before the larks this morning lamenting that I should be in Melbourne right now… sigh. But a sold out class does make me feel a tiny bit better. Hello Writers Victoria… I’m ready for you.
Great to be working with Writers Victoria again. Although unable to visit Melbourne due to Covid, the course will still happen but will be online. One plus is you can be anywhere and join in!
Writing a Character Worth Reading About
How do you create a character that grabs the attention of agents, editors and the all-important book buyer? You will explore the concept that character is story and how to create a character that compels your reader to stay with them until the end of the book. You will look at using behaviour, dialogue, dreams, desires, psychology and relationship dynamics to reveal character, create authentic people and get your reader to emotionally invest in their fate.
Dates for this Course:
- Friday 23 October 2020, 6pm-8pm (AEDT)
- Saturday 24 October 2020, 6pm-8pm (AEDT)
Included in this course:
- 4 hours of information, education, industry insider advice, tricks and tips
- Writing exercises to help hone your craft and reinforce your new skills
- Interactive webinars with space for questions, clarifications, and skills extension
- Personalised feedback from Paul on up-to-500 words
You will learn:
• How to create complex characters
• How to create authentic characters
• How to use dialogue to reveal character and further the plot
• How to emotionally engage the reader
• How to get, and keep, the attention of agents, editors and readers
Schedule for the Workshop:
- Before the workshop, send 500 words to email@example.com for Paul’s attention
- Friday 23 October 2020, 6pm-8pm: First Webinar
- Saturday 24 October 2020, 6pm-8pm: Second Webinar
- Feedback from Paul returned to participants
About Paul McVeigh
Paul has written for radio, theatre and TV. His debut novel, The Good Son, won The Polari First Novel Prize and The McCrea Literary Award and was shortlisted for many others including The Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and the Prix du Roman Cezam, in France. He judges international literary prizes and his work has been translated into seven languages. He teaches around the world in Australia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Indonesia, Malaysia, Spain and Singapore.
If you’re purchasing a full price workshop at $215, consider a full price one-year membership ($75) plus member-priced workshop ($155) will cost just $230 and give you discounts on all our services plus six free copies of ‘The Victorian Writer’ magazine.
And if you have a concession card, a one-year membership ($55) plus member-concession workshop ($135) will cost you only $190.Cancellation PolicyVenue:
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As I put together Southword Literary Journal and begin judging the shortlist for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize, my first ever online course goes live, run by the wonderful Writers Centre Victoria in Melbourne. Having completed 5 sold out events for them over the last couple of years we’ve decided to collaborate and create this online feedback-based course. Have a look.
Dates: 01 August 2018 – 11:59 to 07 November 2018 – 11:59
With: Paul McVeigh
Receive direct feedback from your tutor and fellow course participants with this email correspondence course for advanced short story writers.
Develop your stories over four months. Whether you’re an experienced writer working towards the completion of a manuscript or looking to maintain momentum and sharpen your writing skills, this clinic provides specific feedback for the refinement of your own voice and style.
Participants must have had a short story published OR have already participated in a Writers Victoria Advanced Short Story Clinic to enrol in this course.
Stories of up to 1,500 words due Wednesdays 1 August, 5 September, 10 October and 7 November
About Paul McVeigh
Paul McVeigh’s short fiction has been published in journals and anthologies and been commissioned by BBC Radio 4. He has read his work for BBC Radio and at many international festivals. His award-winning debut novel ‘The Good Son’ was published by Salt Publishing in 2015. Paul is Director of the London Short Story Festival and Associate Director at Word Factory, the UK’s national organisation for excellence in the short story. He is also a judge for international short story competitions and prizes and his work has been translated into seven languages.
|Concession Member||$ 270.00|
A week today (Saturday 18th November) I’ll be teaching ‘That Killer First Chapter’ at SA Writers in Adelaide and What Every Debut Novelist Needs To Know’ Writers Victoria in Melbourne on Monday night 20th.
Sunday and Monday day workshops sold out!
Anyone know writers in that part of world please share… thank you.
I’ll be visiting Australia soon teaching classes in Adelaide (more soon) and Melbourne where I’ll also be part of an Irish whiskey tasting night. You’ll learn all about Irish whiskies and it should be a lot of fun! Come along.
“Belfast-born, Paul is a world-renowned storyteller. His brilliant debut novel, The Good Son, won The Polari First Novel Prize, The McCrea Literary Award and is shortlisted for the Prix de Roman Cezam.
Paul has had works performed in London’s West End and on BBC radio. And is a founder of the London Short Story Festival.
Between Paul’s tales, Martin from Dublin’s Teeling Distillery will share colourful stories around the history and traditions of Irish whiskey, while you taste five award-winning Teeling whiskies.”
Great stories, great whiskey and tasty canapés.
Places strictly limited
Drop in or call 9077 7915.
Location: 217 High Street, Northcote, 3070 Victoria, Australia
Date: Thursday 16th November 6.30-8.30pm
My trip to Australia is made possible by the generous support of…
I’m excited to be returning to Australia in November. I’m teaching two classes at Writers Victoria, Australia.
‘That Killer First Chapter’ – all day workshop on Sunday Nov 19th
‘Everything a Debut Novelist Needs to Know’ – an evening talk on Monday Nov 20th.
The last time I visited the Writers Centre Melbourne my class sold out in 30 mins – the fastest in their 10 year history.
I hope to visit my good friend, Australian author Cate Kennedy, while I’m there and maybe visit Adelaide or Perth. I’ll keep you posted on any new details.
Hope to see some of you there…