An Introduction to Creative Writing with Lynda Hawryluk
Do you have ideas and aspirations for writing creatively, but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps your writing ideas are limited, and you’d like to bring them out and onto the page? If you’re an aspiring or frustrated writer, this workshop will introduce you to the basic skills needed to start writing. We’ll identify genres, discover how narrative structure can bring shape to your ideas, create characters and place them in settings using description and characterisation. With practical guided activities from a qualified writing instructor, you too can bring your creative ideas to the page and to life.
What to expect
A 1 hour Zoom session including short presentation and two short facilitator-led writing activities, followed by Q&A
Topic 1: Introduction: The art of creative-writing practice
Topic 2: Identifying genres
– Short writing activity
Topic 3: Narrative structure: voice, point of view, plot
Topic 4: Building character
Dr Lynda Hawryluk is a Senior Lecturer in Writing at Southern Cross University where she is the Course Coordinator of the Associate Degree of Creative Writing and Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing.
Lynda lectures in Writing units and supervises Honours, Masters and PhD students. An experienced writing workshop facilitator, Lynda has also presented workshops for community and writing groups in Australia and Canada.
She is the former President and Chair of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, on the board of the Byron Writers Festival and has been published in a variety of academic and creative publications.