Workshop Your First Chapter - Short Course
Get the most out of your first chapter and hook the reader—or the publisher—on the very first page. In this course, you'll workshop your first chapter to develop your characters, plot, themes, style and tone. Learn what makes a great first chapter and how to achieve it for yourself, as well as how to avoid the common pitfalls, in the week 1 webinar. Spend the next three weeks workshopping—just like you'd do in a university creative writing class. Receive one-on-one advice on your story in the form of marked up edits and comments from the presenter and your peers, and learn how to give feedback to others. This workshop involves a high level of participation. You'll not only need to submit your own first chapter, but you'll be reading and providing feedback on every else's.
Must have a first chapter ready to be workshopped.
Craft / Editing
Hours of Commitment
10 - 20 hours
Sarah Gates romance author, copywriter and content marketer. She is the author of Love Elimination (Harlequin Australia) and a freelance writer published with Junkee, Voiceworks and InDaily. Sarah teaches writing workshops at high schools, libraries and state writers centres, and has appeared on panels at National Young Writers Festival and Sydney Writers Festival. She can be found at sarahgates.com.au.
Course Dates: 4 July to 7 August 2022
Cost: RWA-Member - $55 Non RWA-Member - $66.00
* Please note, there is a $0.50 Trybooking fee at checkout.
Venue: Online - Moodle
(Course attendees will be notified of access/login details via email from the RWA Academy Registrar a few days prior to the start date of the course)
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