Capturing Passion in Your Writing

Why do even the best writers stall, stumble and fall when it comes to writing about issues of a passionate nature? How do you balance passion with plot, perspective and pace? Is less always more? Update your writing tool kit with these basics and be better prepared than the professionals.

Course Outline:

  • Walk the writer’s tightrope – how to satisfy the reading/viewing needs of your audience, the dramatic arc of your character (if there is one) and your own needs as a writer.
  • Unravel your story – plot the beginning, middle and end.
  • Identify your writing difficulties and hurdles.
  • A chance to read some writing and talk about proofreaders/editors and publishing/producing possibilities.

Planned Learning Outcome:"

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • 1 Explain why they are writing what they’re writing i.e. their purpose for writing.
  • 2 Evaluate the best way to write their story and connect with their audience, without being cheesy or crude.
  • 3 Feel more confident writing and including sensual and sexual aspects of life into their manuscripts/screenplays.
  • 4 Access proofreaders, editors and publishers/producers more easily.

About the Tutor:

"Karen has a Bachelor of Psychology Degree with Honours and a Certificate IV in Training and Workplace Assessment. She has written in both technical and creative fields and is a member of the Australian Writers' Guild (AWG). Karen set up the Writers' Boot Camp in Otford in 2012 to help procrastinating writers and commenced teaching at WEA Illawarra, WEA Sydney and SGSCC in 2014."

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.