Introduction to Fiction Writing

Duration: 2.5 hours. Learn the fundamental tools for writing compelling fiction from Louise Merrington, the author (under the pen name L.M. Merrington) of Greythorne, a Gothic mystery published by Pan Macmillan Australia’s imprint Momentum Books in 2015. Louise is passionate about helping emerging writers develop their skills. For more information on her writing, please see her author website.

The Introduction to Fiction Writing workshop is suitable for ages 12 and up. The standard length is 2.5 hours, but it can be tailored to suit the audience’s needs. Topics covered include:

Storytelling and Narrative
Setting
Characterisation
Plot and Structure
Dialogue
Revision and Self-Editing

This is a highly practical workshop with lots of exercises. For more information or to discuss a quote please contact Louise.

Louise’s writing workshop for a group of middle school students was simply terrific. She kept them busy and engaged for two and a half hours with well-timed and productive activities, which were expertly guided. Best of all, afterwards I heard the participating students sharing the gems they picked up about writing with others. Highly recommended for all secondary year levels.

Chris Millgate-Smith, Head of English, Tintern Grammar, Melbourne