The night group’s last workshop, 9th November with Gillian Polack was ‘World Building’. Gillian has PhD’s in Creative Writing and Medieval History and has published books on various genres. We were encouraged to really interrogate ourselves as writers of novels. Examples included: understand the genre, the date and place it is set in, know who the audience is and question the relevance/trustworthiness of sources, including the writer’s own assumptions/prejudices.
Our night group planned workshops for 2016 are: ‘Synopsis’ (February), ‘Rocking the Edits’ (April) and the final one later in the year run by Chris Andrews from Spec Fiction Writers in Canberra.