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Shaping Your Story
Code: W13  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Fiction, Publishing Industry
Wednesday, May 16 2012 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney Venue & Transport Info
Nicola O’Shea
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F. Scott Fitzgerald is quoted as saying, “Character is plot, plot is character”. Join experienced editor Nicola O’Shea as she shows you how character and plot are intertwined in novels, and how both are key elements in story structure.

Learn how to break manuscripts down into their key structural components and explore ideas for shaping narratives in order to maximise dramatic potential, tension and pace.

This workshop is suitable for writers who have a completed fiction manuscript to work on. Please bring a printout of your own work that you are happy to write on and cut up.

Supported by Pantera Press.

Duration: 3 hours
Maximum capacity: 16 participants

Nicola O’Shea (Australian)

Nicola O’Shea is a freelance editor with 16 years’ experience in Australian book publishing. She was a senior editor at HarperCollins for several years before setting up her freelance business in 2004. Since then she has freelanced for a wide range of mainstream and independent Australian publishing companies and worked with many authors. Nicola has taught editing at the University of Sydney and the University of Technology, Sydney, and facilitated a number of editing workshops for writers and editors.

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