Class No. 201 – fee $420
INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING
Tutor – KATHRYN BURNETT
Want to Write but Not Sure How to Start?
This practical and inspiring workshop will guide you through the key elements of creative writing and will get you writing immediately.
This fun five day workshop explores different forms of creative writing and shows you how to turn your awesome idea into a story.
And guess what?
It doesn’t matter whether you want to write a short story, novel, memoir, essay or novella because this workshop is all about how stories work and how you can get started. (NB: This is a friendly space and sharing is optional – so no need to be nervous!)
Participants (that’s you, aspiring writer) will:
• Learn how to generate compelling story ideas.
• Play with words and try out different forms of creative writing.
• 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.
• Leave with a written story!
Kathryn is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright who has been a professional writer for over 20 years. She works with numerous writers of all kinds as a writing coach and has written short stories, columns and articles. She also has significant television and film credits (including Fresh Eggs, The Sounds and The Cul de Sac.) She is currently working on her latest play.
Her co-written telefeature (The Tender Trap) is in production with GreenStone TV and she has a comedy series in development with Warner Brothers. And she is currently on the development team for an HBO series called “Alone”.
In 2018 she was a co-writer on two television series “The Cul de Sac” and “Fresh Eggs” – and a Seed Grant (Advanced) recipient. Kathryn regularly runs sell-out workshops at the Auckland Writers Festival and last October was a speaker at the Fourth World Conference of Screenwriters in Berlin.