Sometimes the most compelling non-fiction stories are about other people.

Whether you’re writing biography, interested in ghost writing, drawing together your family or local history, or even thinking about feature interviews – if you want to tell someone else’s story then learn how to illuminate your subject with writing that is engaging, ethical and insightful.

On Sunday 14 June 2020, I’ll be delivering an online workshop for Writers Victoria. We’ll talk, we’ll laugh and best of all, afterwards I’ll provide personal feedback about a short excerpt of your writing.

This lively and practical workshop will use real-life examples to examine what works – and what doesn’t – when it comes to writing other people’s lives.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Ensuring your narrative is engaging and compelling – showing vs telling
  • Negotiating the ethics of writing about real people
  • Research and interview techniques and tips
  • Exploring different narrative structures, and applying them to your material
  • Next steps – honing your craft and/or seeking publication

This workshop will be presented live online, and detailed instructions for participation will be provided.

Details of how to book your place are can be found here.

Places are filling fast, so book now if you don’t want to miss out.