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    Fiction Masterclass - The Big Reveal with Natasha Lester

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    Turning points, tension, drama and conflict: all writers are told their stories should have these ingredients, that there is no story without conflict and that all drama is conflict, but what does any of that really mean? And what if some of that advice is misleading?

    In this workshop, Natasha Lester will be using her experience as a writer of eight historical and two literary novels to discuss what narrative tension is, and why the focus on turning points, conflict and drama can sometimes lead to a flat story. We'll look at how narrative tension is the key to creating a deep impact upon the reader, how it's different to drama and conflict, and how it can transform your story. Natasha will demonstrate techniques that you can use in your writing to allow the tension to emerge from the characters and their situations, rather than by imposing hooks and twists onto the story, which can often result in a plot that feels contrived. If you feel like something is missing in your story or if your writing feels lifeless and lacking energy and you're not sure how to rework it into a compelling narrative, then this workshop is for you.

    Presenter Bio:

    Natasha Lester is a multi-award winning and New York Times bestselling author who writes historical novels about daring women doing remarkable things. Her books include The Paris Secret, The Riviera House, and The Three Lives of Alix St Pierre. She’s also a former marketing executive for L’Oreal. When she’s not writing, she loves collecting vintage fashion (Dior is a favorite!), practising the art of fashion illustration and traveling the world. Natasha lives with her husband and three children in Perth, Western Australia. You can find out more about her at:

    Tea and biscuits will be provided, and there will be book sales and signings after the event.

    Ticket Sales: All proceeds from Writing WA workshops & events fund the organisation's ongoing mission as a non-profit registered charity to support West Australian writers and writing.

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