The Basics of Novel Writing with Heather Rose

Award-winning author Heather Rose will explore the process of writing a novel with a small group of students. Live and interactive two-hour sessions over five weeks will cover both the craft and the psychology of writing a novel. How do we develop good characters? How do we create convincing settings? How do we write a first draft? But equally, how do we overcome our fear, master commitment, harness our imaginations and learn the endurance necessary to develop a completed manuscript?
On Wednesday 2 September 2020 at 7:30pm to Wednesday 30 September 2020 9:30pm


This workshop will run entirely online over Zoom. Participants will receive an invitation link to join the sessions before the first session after they have booked a ticket.

You will need to register for a free Zoom account and download the Zoom app onto your device before the workshops. This process should take less than 15 minutes, but is recommended to do ahead of time.

Heather Rose

Heather Rose is the award-winning Australian author of eight novels. Her latest novel is the bestselling political thriller Bruny which won the 2020 General Fiction Book of the Year in the Australian Bookseller Industry Awards (ABIAs). Heather writes for both adults and children. Her work spans literary fiction, crime, magical realism, satire, thriller and fantasy.

Her seventh novel The Museum of Modern Love won the 2017 Stella Prize, Christina Stead Prize and the Margaret Scott Prize. It has been published internationally and translated into numerous languages. Both The Museum of Modern Love and Bruny are being adapted for the screen and Museum is also being adapted for the stage. Heather is one half of children's author Angelica Banks with co-writer Danielle Wood. Their Tuesday McGillycuddy series for middle-grade readers is published internationally and has twice been shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards. Heather lives by the sea in Tasmania.

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