Greg Barron

12 June 2021

Location: Coffs Harbour Surf Lifesaving Club
Time: 11 – 1 pm 

Tickets on Sale 1 MAY 2021  
Cost:
Members $30 Non-members $40

 

Finding the story inside your draft.

A  Workshop by Greg Barron

This workshop looks at Structural Editing: turning a first draft into a novel. When we write first drafts we allow ourselves to ramble, and this is all part of the process of finding the story we’re trying to write. The trick is to locate the central premise of the story, then create a second draft that brings it to the fore, while removing extraneous scenes and adding new ones. This is also the stage where we identify and strengthen themes inherent in the story.

Workshop Outcomes:

  • learn how to identify the premise inherent in their story.
  • Cut extraneous scenes/exposition.
  • Tighten their novel.

Level of writing Intermediate to Advanced