Drawing on his PhD research, Nick Earls reviews the case for the novella, key features of contemporary novella craft (using his Wisdom Tree novellas as case studies) and worldwide markets for novellas. In a series of steps, participants then work on the development of a character-based novella, applying the key features identified earlier as tools.
This process will look at things such as how to develop and reveal the protagonist in a novella, use of detail, managing plotlines and managing the scope to get the most out of the form. By the end, participants will have a practical feel for novella tools, and will have applied them to develop a plan for a novella.
Nick Earls is the author of twenty-seven books for adults, teenagers and children. His writing has won awards in Australia the UK and US, and appeared on bestseller lists in those countries. Five of his books have been adapted into stage plays and two, 48 Shades of Brown and Perfect Skin, into feature films. His most recent work is the multi-award-winning novella series Wisdom Tree, described in the Sydney Morning Herald as ‘a triumphant and extraordinary piece of fiction’.
When: Saturday 22 June 10am – 4pm Where: Byron Bay Community College, Jonson St, opposite Mercato Tickets: $115 General / $95 Members