Writing with Kate Forsyth: How to Plot a Novel


Date & Time
Friday 5 May 2017. 11.30am-12.30pm Sydney time

$65.00 members only (GST included) |

There is a lot of heated discussion about the difference between so-called ‘plotters and pantsers’. The truth is that there are many ways to write a novel and each author must find their own personal system (which usually combines the best of both the intuitive and the analytical approach). It can help, though, to know how to plot in the first place … and many writers have never been taught the techniques.

And in a competitive marketplace, where writers must reliably produce a novel every year or so, learning to plot can help you become more focused, more creative and more productive.

In this hour-long workshop, Kate Forsyth shares some of the most effective plotting tools that she has discovered in her twenty years of writing and teaching. She is also happy to answer your plotting questions.

This series is likely to book out, so book early to avoid disappointment.

About the presenter

Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel aged seven, and has now sold more than a million books internationally. Her novels for adults include The Beast’s Garden, a retelling of ‘Beauty & the Beast’ set in Nazi Germany; The Wild Girl, the story of the forbidden romance behind the Grimm brothers' fairy tales; and Bitter Greens, a retelling of Rapunzel set in Renaissance Venice which won the 2015 American Library Association Award for Best Historical Fiction. Kate’s children’s novels include the hugely popular The Impossible Quest; The Puzzle Ring, a timeslip adventure set during the days of Mary, Queen of Scots; and the award-winning The Gypsy Crown, set during the English Civil War. Voted one of Australia's Favourite 15 Novelists, Kate has a doctorate in fairy tale studies and is an accredited master storyteller.

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