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Narrative Structures In Fiction with Marija Peričić

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Event description

Explore different narrative structures and learn how to use them to best craft the story you want to tell.

Narrative structure is the framework that controls how a story unfolds. Considering which structure best suits your story can help you build an engaging plot that hooks the reader and keeps them turning the pages. Confidence with narrative structures helps you avoid pitfalls like the “saggy middle” and directionless writing. We’ll look at some common narrative structures and how they interact with character and point of view. Through a combination of reading, group discussions and practical exercises you will learn techniques of narrative structure and how to use them to best craft the story that you want to tell.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about different narrative structures
  • Understand the difference between plot, story and narrative structure
  • Explore relationships between narrative structure, character development, and point-of-view.


This is a hybrid workshop with a focus on writing craft; it will be held in-person at Queensland Writers Centre, State Library of Queensland, and live streamed simultaneously to an online audience via Zoom. As a Level 1 workshop, it is suitable for all writers.

About Marija

Marija Peričić is a writer based in Melbourne. She is the winner of the Vogel Literary Award and was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist. Marija has a background in teaching language and writing, and is currently completing a Creative Writing PhD at The University of Melbourne.

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