45.00 Artspace Corrimal 1-4.30pm, 18th February 2018
About the Class
Do you have a novel, story or the beginnings of a tale waiting to be put to paper?
Anxiety and procrastination are two of the biggest barriers to writing longer work. In this workshop, using her ‘vomit a novella in 12 hours’ technique, Wollongong Writers Festival Founder Chloe Higgins will guide participants through the preparation, prompts and practices needed to put this into action. You will partake in activities exploring accountability, dealing with anxiety and procrastination, (not) editing, planning vs. panstering, and breaking a word count down into bite-size chunks to begin the first draft of a 12,000 word novella.
If interest is there, this workshop can lead to a further 8 week course to complete your draft!
Chloe Higgins is the founder of Wollongong Writers Festival, and recently stepped down as Director to focus on her Creative Writing PhD. She was the 2016 Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre Emerging Writer-in-Residence and the Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Resident at Varuna for her novella ‘Infomercials for mixing bowls and treadmills’. Her work has appeared in Suburban Review, Prowlings, Lip mag, Tertangala, ZPlatt, Feminartsy and Kindling. In May 2017, she was named the winner of the inaugural Feminartsy Memoir Prize. Chloe has written a novella a year for the past five years and is currently writing a memoir of losing her two sisters in a car accident in 2005. She has taught creative writing at the University of Wollongong, the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre, EAGLE RAPS (Western Sydney youth education organisation), and the South Coast Writers Centre (SCWC Young Writers Program).