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    Introduction To Creative Writing with Kylie Kaden

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    Event description

    Interested in starting off with creative writing, or in need of a refresher?

    In this Queensland Writers Centre workshop, we’ll introduce you to the fundamentals of great writing – from character, voice, themes to plot, story structure and more - and provide all the information, tools and inspiration you need to get started telling your own stories.


    Learning outcomes

    As part of this workshop, you will:

    • Learn more about the creative process of writing
    • Gain an understanding of the basic elements of story, including plot, setting, character, dialogue, conflict, themes, voice, language & style
    • Explore different genres and formats of writing, from short fiction to novels, memoirs and more
    • Become inspired to write
    • Assemble a collection of useful techniques and practical exercises for developing your writing skills and fleshing out your ideas
    • Receive an overview of the Australian writing and publishing industry, and what it means to be a writer
    • Meet and mix with other writers and Queensland Writers Centre members.



        This is an in-person workshop with a focus on writing craft; it will be held at State Library of Queensland. This workshop is designed with a focus on beginner writers of fiction and narrative non-fiction, but is suitable for writers of all levels and backgrounds.


        About Kylie

        Kylie Kaden has an honours degree in psychology, has been a columnist at My Child magazine, and (when she’s not wrangling her 3 sons or working in disability) is writing her sixth novel.
        She is the author of five domestic thrillers published with Random House, Penguin and Pantera Press - Losing Kate (2014), Missing You (2015), The Day the Lies Began (2019), One Of Us (2022) and After The Smoke Clears (May, 2023), and is pretty chuffed that she landed the best job in the world – making things up for a living.


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