Creative Writing Workshops

I would love to work with you to create customized creative writing or nonfiction writing workshops, seminars, lectures or talks for your library, school, conference, or writing group.

Workshop programs can be customized to your needs: one-off sessions, half-day, full-day, or multiple-day programs are available.

Here is a sample 10 week creative writing workshop program: (10 x two hour sessions over 10 weeks)

  • How to Get Started: writing a beginning that hooks the reader
  • How to Structure a Satisfying Story: the dramatic arc
  • How to Choose a Narrator that Suits your Story and your Purpose
  • How to Create Characters Your Readers Care About
  • How to Create Mood and Atmosphere
  • How to Show and When to Tell
  • How to Use Description and Detail
  • How to Incorporate Motif and Symbolism
  • How to Write Effective Dialogue
  • How to Create Suspense and Tension: the importance of conflict
  • How to Write a Satisfying Ending
  • How to Break the Rules: learning when it is appropriate to break every rule you've ever been taught

Workshop sessions involve: learning writing techniques, examining model examples in literature, engaging in writing exercises and prompts individually and in pairs, sharing our writing with the group, giving and receiving feedback.



Feature Writing Workshops

I would love to work with you to create customized feature writing workshops, seminars, lectures or talks for your library, school, conference, or writing group.

Workshop programs can be customized to your needs: one-off sessions, half-day, full-day, or multiple-day programs are available.

Here is a sample 10 week feature writing workshop program: (10 x two hour sessions over 10 weeks)

  • How to Find an Idea and an Angle for a Feature Story
  • How to Identify and Choose from Different Types of Feature Articles: travel features, arts features, personality profiles, human interest, investigative features, historical features etc
  • How to Identify and Choose from Different Styles of Features: participatory, personal experience, Q&A, objective features
  • How to Undertake Indepth Research, Organize Your Research Notes, and Avoid Plagiarism
  • How to Prepare for an Interview and Write Interview Questions
  • How to Conduct an Interview: face-to-face, by phone, via email or chat, group interviews, extended interviews
  • How to Write for Particular Audiences and Publications
  • How to Structure a Feature Story: Lead, Thesis, Body Paragraphs, Transitions, Developing Argument, Supporting Detail, Quotations, Ending, Conclusion
  • How to Use Narration, Description, and Detail
  • How to Incorporate Quotes and Quote Sources Accurately
  • How to Revise and Craft Your Feature
  • How to Use a Sidebar
  • How to Take or Find Accompanying Photographs
  • How to Write a Query Letter

Workshop sessions involve: learning feature writing techniques, examining model examples, engaging in writing, research, and interview exercises individually and in pairs, sharing our writing with the group, giving and receiving feedback.




History Classes, Literature Seminars, Essay Writing, Poetry Writing, Debating Coaching, Film Studies, Advertising and Persuasion

Please enquire about:

  • World History classes
  • English Literature seminars
  • Australian Literature seminars
  • Essay Writing workshops
  • Poetry Writing workshops
  • Australian Film Appreciation classes
  • Debating Coaching



I look forward to hearing from you.

Warmest regards,

Georgia Monaghan
Writer/Editor/Educator
georgia@georgiamonaghan.com




writer/editor/educator
georgia monaghan
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