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Express Year Of The Novel 2024 - EOIs

Event description

Make 2024 your year – get the tools and support you need to complete the first draft of your novel, with Queensland Writers Centre's flagship program for emerging writers.

Year of the Novel returns in Express format forΒ 2024, so you can follow through with your resolutions to get that book out of your head and onto the page. Attend five full-day workshops throughout the latter half of theΒ year, each detailing the steps you need to take when writing the first draft of your novel. This course will provide practical advice and inspiration so you can maintain your writing pace and finish the year by writing 'the end'.

You’ll also receive written feedback on 10 pages (up to 3,000 words) of your work-in-progress at the time of your choosing throughout this process.

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of interest are open now. Join the waitlist here to be notified when tickets go on sale.Β 

This course will only run if sufficient interest is received.

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Learning outcomes

You will hone your writing skillset and focus and work to draft a full-length novel through practical exercises, group discussions, critique sessions, and homework that covers the key areas listed below:

  • Develop your personal skills in the craft of narrative writing;
  • Learn techniques to generate and pre-draft ideas;
  • Structure your narrative on a macro and micro level;
  • Craft engaging characters with their own goals and flaws;
  • Build your novel's world and setting;
  • Find your voice and writing style;
  • Hone your focus and discipline; and
  • Develop an appreciation for the business of writing and publishing.


    Course dates

    • 10:30am - 4:30pm, Sunday 25 August
    • 10:30am - 4:30pm, Sunday 22 September
    • 10:30am - 4:30pm, Sunday 27 October
    • 10:30am - 4:30pm, Sunday 24 November
    • 10:30am - 4:30pm, Sunday 15 December



    This is an intensive and collaborative five-part course with a focus on craft. It is aΒ course for dedicated writers of all levels; beginner, intermediate and emerging. Each session will combine explicit teaching of skills and techniques with interactive discussion and writing exercises and roundtable workshopping of works in progress.

    Flexible payment plans will be available for this course. Please contact Queensland Writers Centre at admin@qldwriters.org.au or call (07) 3842 9922.


    About Queensland Writers Centre

    Queensland Writers Centre is a not-for-profit membership organisation that supports, celebrates and showcases Queensland writers and writing in all its forms. We work with our members and partners to promote a vibrant and diverse writing community across Queensland. QWC works to uplift the practise, development and recognition of writers and develop a culture of writing, reading and creating.β€―The Centre is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.β€―Β 

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    For more information about Queensland Writers Centre’s Program of Events and answers to FAQs, please visit:Β www.queenslandwriters.org.au/program-info

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