Plotting and Planning

Kate Forsyth

Your Presenter: Kate Forsyth

Workshop Method: zoom
Date: February 3, 2022
Price: $50

‘If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.’ Benjamin Franklin

An intense 1-hour long workshops designed to give you a solid grounding in practical techniques that will help you plot your novel, from the very first idea to the final narrative arc. Each writer approaches the creative process in different ways, and this workshop aims to open up new ways of thinking and developing plot, rather than narrowing down your creativity. It will illuminate the underlying structure of a novel, and discuss different approaches to plotting, from mind-mapping to plot-lines to chapter and scene breakdowns. We will learn about the Three Act structure, writing a pitch, developing a synopsis, the hero’s journey and why Aristotle thought a beginning, a middle and an end was so important (rather than a beginning, a muddle and an end!)

Session Information

Plotting and Planning
Thursday, 3 February 2022, 7.30pm – 9.00pm (Syd time)
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Price: $50 per person.

About Kate Forsyth

Dr Kate Forsyth is an award-winning author and storyteller, whose books have sold more than a million copies around the world. Her historical novels for adults include The Blue Rose, Beauty in Thorns, The Wild Girl & Bitter Greens, which won the 2015 ALA Award for Best Historical Fiction. ​ Non-fiction books include Searching for Charlotte: The Fascinating Story of Australia’s First Children’s Author, longlisted for the 2021 Indie Book Awards​, and The Rebirth of Rapunzel which won the 2017 William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism. Her children’s books include Vasilisa the Wise & Other Tales of Brave Young Women which won a silver medal in the 2018 US Readers Favorite awards, and ‘The Impossible Quest’ series of middle grade fantasy adventures which were shortlisted for a KOALA award. She has a doctorate in fairy tale studies, and is an accredited master storyteller with the Australian Guild of Storytellers.


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