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Commercial and Historical Fiction for Beginners

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If you’ve always wanted to write compelling, page-turning historical and/or commercial fiction, this interactive workshop will serve as the perfect introduction.

Suitable for complete beginners, those who have a writing project underway or who may have completed a first draft and are looking to refine it.

Topics covered will include: Starting your story in the right place. Point of view. Creating memorable characters. Building narrative tension. Plot and the importance of structure. Writing effective scenes. Finding your voice. Research and organisation. Nurturing a writing practice. Revision and editing. Market awareness and further resources.

Kayte Nunn is a former magazine journalist and book editor, and is the author of two commercial fiction novels, Rose’s Vintage and Angel’s Share. Her 2018 historical novel, The Botanist’s Daughter, was an Australian top 10 fiction bestseller and will also be published in Spain, Italy, Germany, Serbia and the UK in 2019. Her second historical novel, The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant, will be published by Hachette Australia in 2019 and by Orion in the UK in 2010.

Byron Writers Festival Office

Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay