Story Magic with Valerie Parv

Story Magic with Valerie Parv - Townsville Tickets


Event Description

2017-10-07 09:30:00 2017-10-07 15:30:00 Australia/Brisbane Story Magic with Valerie Parv Story Magic with Valerie Parv Meeting room at Riverway Arts Centre Townsville Writers and Publishers Centre [email protected]

A powerful one-day fiction writing workshop with Valerie Parv

The best magic baffles as to how it’s done, letting you sit back and enjoy the ride. So it is with the best fiction. This workshop deconstructs 5 spellbinding techniques to engage readers until the very last page. It suits all writers from emerging to advanced, as well as all fiction from genre to literary.

Through enjoyable interaction and fun writing sessions, we’ll explore:

  • How mysterious marks on the screen transmute to a 3D virtual reality experience for readers
  • The magic of misdirection – what this means and how it builds better stories
  • How to saw a character in half – and make readers care when you do
  • A touch of Quidditch – pacing and unexpected twists that keep the reader involved
  • The aces up your sleeve – creative methods that have worked for Valerie for over 90 books

Optional – participants are welcome to bring along 200 words (about half a page double spaced) of your own writing, including one brief description, to read and discuss at the workshop.

About the author

Valerie Parv AM is a Member of the Order of Australia for significant contributions to the arts as a prolific author, role model and mentor. An Australian Society of Authors (ASA) Medal recipient, Valerie has sold more than 34 million copies of her books, translated into 29 languages and as ebooks. She mentors new writers through the Valerie Parv Award created in her honour by RWA Australia, holds a master of arts from QUT and is the only Australian author to receive a Pioneer Award from RT Book Reviews, New York. At her blog she holds First Monday Mentoring to answer writing-related questions. She connects with readers via on Twitter @ValerieParv and Facebook and is represented by The Tate Gallery Pty Ltd internationally. 

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  • Member $50.00
    Saturday 7th October 2017 Ticket includes morning tea and a light lunch.
    Entry from 9:30am Admit 1 Available
    Non-Member $70.00
    Saturday 7th October 2017 Ticket includes morning tea and a light lunch.
    Entry from 9:30am Admit 1 Available

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