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This workshop addresses commercial or popular fiction — traditionally distinguished from literary fiction as being more narratively focused. It looks at what to do before you write, tips for structuring your novel and getting the most out of your characters, and how to get your manuscript into the right hands.
It took 15 years for Alex to sign a publishing deal with Penguin Books Australia. His debut novel, Blood Witness, was not the first one he’d written, not by a long shot. This session is the story of how Alex adapted his approach to becoming published, the industry insights he gleaned and lessons he learnt […]
Alex’s novel Blood Witness was selected for the State Library of Victoria’s 2014 Summer Read and has subsequently been selected by a number of book clubs. This session that discusses some of the inspiration behind the novel highlighted by key sequences in the novel read by the author. Time also allowed for audience Q&A. Topics […]