How To Write Popular Fiction
Have you always wanted to write a commercially popular novel?
This one-day workshop with a professional author will provide you with the insider know-how you need to get it done.
How do you create a storyline? What are the elements of a gripping beginning, a surprising middle, and a satisfying ending? First person or third person? Participants will learn how to create memorable and compelling three-dimensional characters and how to write exciting dialogue and scenes to advance their storyline.
This workshop will study scene construction, narrative description, and ways to bring your natural writing voice to life. We will explore the various types of point of view with which you can tell a story – along with their advantages and disadvantages. Participants will also learn how to write a synopsis from which they can develop their creative fiction further.
This is a hands-on practical workshop with creative writing exercises and plenty of time for discussion and getting your questions answered!
The workshop includes a catered lunch from 1-1.30pm as well as self-serve tea and coffee throughout the day.
Lisa Heidke is a popular fiction writer and the author of nine books, including her most recent titles My Big Greek Holiday and Should You Keep A Secret? Lisa’s seventh novel Lily's Little Flower Shop was published in the UK in 2021 under her pen name Lisa Darcy. Its success led to publication in France as L’adorable boutique de fleurs de Lily, in Italy as Il piccolo negozio di fiori di, and as an audiobook in English. Lisa has appeared as a speaker at the Romance Writers Association, GenreCon, Sydney Writers Festival, and many regional writer’ festivals including the inaugural Berry Writers Festival in 2022.