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Beginner's Guide Introduction to Creative Writing

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Studio One Toi Tu

1 Ponsonby Road

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Auckland, Auckland 1011

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Got story ideas? This practical, inspiring workshop guides newer writers through key elements of creative writing - and gets you writing!

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Yearning to write but not sure how or where to start?

If you want 2020 to be the year you finally start writing, this introduction to creative writing is for you.

It's a fun one-day workshop that explores how to turn your awesome ideas into a story. And you'll be sharing the day with other newer writers like you.

And, yes, there will be coffee...

Tutor: Kathryn Burnett

It doesn’t matter whether you want to write a short story, novel, memoir, essay, play or novella because this workshop is a good foundation workshop about how stories work and the elements you need to get started. (NB: This is a friendly space and sharing is optional – so no need to be nervous!)

Workshop Participants will:

  • Learn how to generate compelling story ideas.
  • Learn techniques that will help you access the extraordinary power of your imagination.
  • Learn the key elements of fiction writing – POV, character, characterisation, setting, story structure, voice and imagery
  • Decide which medium you want to write in and get your story started
  • Learn the difference between “showing” and “telling”.
  • Learn how to use the elements of your world to enhance your writing.
  • Learn how to keep moving your project forward.
  • Discover the pleasure of putting words on the page.

Who is this workshop for?

It’s perfect for newer or aspiring writers who are yearning to write and who want to dip their toes into the world of creative writing. And newer writers who have already made a start on their project but need a refresher.

Already a writer? You might be interested in my Improve Your Inner Game Workshop.

Tutor: Kathryn Burnett

Kathryn is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright who has worked in the NZ television/film industry for over 20 years. She is also an award-winning columnist and runs the popular Writing Room. She has significant television and film credits and has developed numerous television series for NZ’s major production companies. Her most recently produced TV projects include – “Fresh Eggs,” “The Sounds” and “The Cul de Sac.” She is also on the development team for an HBO sci-fi series and has a comedy series in development with Warner Brothers.

Writing Workshop Testimonials:

“Loved Kathryn’s relaxed and yet professional teaching style – great sense of humour and ability to communicated ideas clearly and concisely.” Katherine Smith – Data Entry Operator

“I wrote a story that was directly inspired by one of Kathryn’s creativity exercises during her workshop. The story went on to win a NZ Society of Authors competition and I have just heard that it has been accepted for publication in Landfall! A real breakthrough for me.” Bronwyn Calder

“The workshop really helped hone my idea down to its emotional core, and gave me useful practical application to plan an outline to follow. Highly recommended.” Wayne Hotu, Writer

“Thank you so much for a very enjoyable, productive day. You have given me just the jump start I need to begin working on my stage play and I really appreciated your practical and hands on approach to the workshop. “ Emma Love – Celebrant/Writer

“Thanks for an awesome day Kathryn! I came away feeling a thousand times clearer on what I'm writing.” Lucy Fullarton

FAQ:

  • Q: Will I need to share my work?
  • A: Not unless you wants to.
  • Q: What will I need to bring?
  • A: Your writing tools of choice – pen/paper or lap top.
  • Q: Is this for me if I’m already writing?
  • A: If you’re already a confident writer, you might be better served by one of our more specific craft workshops.
  • Q: I’m interested in screenwriting – is this for me?
  • A: If you’re a brand new writer this is a great foundation course for all forms of writing. But I would definitely combine it with my two-day Beginner’s Guide to Screenwriting Workshop. (Get in touch to discuss.)
  • Q: What is the catering situation?
  • A: Morning & Afternoon will be provided.
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