Castles and Cursed Gardens - Writing Workshop with Kate Forsyth
Kate's workshop was about creating fictional worlds where the reader becomes immersed. We discussed creating dramatic openings, likeable characters, and how to take the reader on a journey of transformation that changes them as well as the protagonist. I enjoyed Kate's workshop because she is a wonderful presenter and provided us with some great tips to create realistic worlds no matter our genre.
On Sunday, we attended a talk about Genre Worlds by Kim Wilkins and then I brushed up on synopsis writing with Michelle Somers. Michelle's workshop Simply Synopsis is a very valuable workshop for anyone struggling to write that very important piece of your novel. Then I spent the afternoon in the crime seminars talking about killing off cliches and creating suspense in short crime stories.
GenreCon 2019 Experience
Overall, I enjoyed attending GenreCon and catching up with friends - T.M. Clark, Anna Campbell, and H. M. Hodgson. I wish to thank Queensland Writers Centre for hosting a large, successful conference and for inviting me to present. As always, writing conferences are a very valuable with their advice, workshops, and networking opportunities.
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