Online Writing Workshop - Lian Tanner


A crash course in some important aspects of writing craft, and how to use them to shape and enrich your novel.


Knowledge of craft is essential to a writer; it's what we use to turn an unformed idea into a story that hooks the reader and keeps them engaged. Used well, it can be a safety net, a mending kit, and a source of creative inspiration. This workshop will focus on some of the most important aspects of craft, including structure, conflict, and cause and effect


You will improve your knowledge of writing craft with particular regard to:

  • The three-act structure, and how to use it.
  • The sort of conflict that will make your novel come alive.
  • The intricate dance of cause and effect.
  • The importance of the story question, and how to find your best possible ending.

Click on the link below to book your place:

Lian Tanner - Writing Workshop


Lian Tanner is the author of twelve children’s novels and one picture book. Her best-selling Keepers trilogy won two Aurealis Awards for Best Australian Children's Fantasy and has been translated into eleven languages. She won the 2020 NSW Premier's Award for Children’s Literature, and the 2021 Davitt Award for Best Australian Children’s Crime Novel.

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This workshop is hosted by Queensland Writers Centre , Fraser Coast Libraries have purchased a limited number of online tickets which we pass on for free to our members.

Once you have registered with us, we will then register you on the Queensland Writers Centre Eventbrite page and you will receive a confirmation email and the link to the workshop from QWC.

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