Where: from the comfort of your own home.
When: Three weeks from Monday 16 March, via email. Limited to 20 participants.
Costs: $100 KSP-members, $150 others
Bookings: Email email@example.com or phone 08 9294 1872
As a writer, how do you just sit down and be creative? Is it natural or can it be trained? Have you ever felt the pressure to create actually prevents your flow and causes a mental block? Want to learn how to break this??
This online course leads you through three stages of story creation: nurturing the spark of your ideas; creating living, breathing people; and shaping your material to suit your writing goals.
Included are step-by-step ways to access your creative brain and overcome blocks, with the option of submitting work for helpful personalised feedback from Valerie Parv, an internationally best-selling author who has sold over 29 million copies of her books. Over the three modules, you’ll develop strong story ideas and people them with characters you can’t wait to write about. Week One will begin with Accessing Your Muse.
Valerie Parv, Australian Society of Authors ASA Medal recipient 2014/2015, is one of Australia’s most successful authors with more than 29 million copies of her books sold, translated into 26 languages and as ebooks. The State Library of NSW collects her literary papers as an ongoing project and she mentors new writers through the Valerie Parv Award created in her honour by Romance Writers of Australia. She holds a master of arts from Queensland University of Technology, and is the first Australian author to receive a Pioneer Award from RT Book reviews, New York. She has served as an Australia Day Ambassador for the past decade. In recent years she has ventured into science fiction romance with her Beacons series of ebooks published by Corvallis Press, USA, starting with Birthright and Earthbound, with Homeworld and two related novellas in the series. Valerie was the established writer in residence at Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre in 2012. She is an in-demand presenter of masterclasses and popular speaker including at Romance Writers of America national conference and RT Book Reviews, New York, and is represented by The Tate Gallery, Sydney firstname.lastname@example.org