Creative Writing: Make your story come alive
Tutor in Residence
Sandy Curtis from Bundaberg
With six novels published and eight years organising WriteFest, the Bundaberg writers’ festival, Sandy has the industry knowledge and experience that enables her to help aspiring writers. Her novels have been nominees in the Ned Kelly Crime Awards, and two have been finalists in the mainstream section of the Romantic Book of the Year Award. Her short stories have won awards and been published in leading magazines. She has presented many writing workshops, given library talks, been a panellist at writers’ festivals, written articles and columns for magazines and newspapers, and undertaken editorial consultations for the Queensland Writers Centre. Her seventh novel, Grievous Harm, will be released in October 2012.
Whether you are writing crime, romance, or general fiction, you need to capture a reader’s interest and keep them enthralled to the final, exciting word. Through hands-on workshops, interactive sessions and one-on-one feedback, Sandy will pass on the knowledge she has gained through her writing career. Although fiction will be the main focus of the course, creative non-fiction will also be covered. Topics will include characterisation; plotting; dialogue; show, don’t tell; creating suspense in all genres; novels and short stories; article writing; editing your work. Sandy would like participants to submit a sample of their writing (up to 10 pages) prior to the start of the course.
Introductory to intermediate
An estimated material cost of $0 - $40.00. A list of requirements will be sent on enrolment, or you can request a copy for perusal.
An enrolment form is available either by printing a form or contacting the office.