Creative Writing for Fun and Profit* with James Roy

The best stories aren’t just about the events that happen – who these events happen to is really the key to an engaging piece of writing. Over five interactive (and occasionally challenging) sessions, award-winning writer James Roy will guide you through the boundless world of characters, and show you how to improve your creative writing by asking some searching questions of those characters once you’ve discovered them. Also covered will be idea-harvesting, killer beginnings, editing like a reader, and writing-practice tips that are proven. “Talent” and writing experience aren’t essential – just enthusiasm and willingness to share.
* Profit not guaranteed. Fun definitely.

When: Sunday June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, 10am-12pm

Where: The Den, WestWords Katoomba Writers’ Room, Gallery ONE88, 186/188 Katoomba Street Katoomba NSW

Cost: Member $210, Non-member $275

James Roy

James Roy is the author of 34 books. James’ latest novel for children, One Thousand Hills (written with Noël Zihabamwe) won the Young People’s Literature Award in May this year. It also won the Young People’s History Prize at the NSW Premier’s History Awards in 2016.

Previous titles include Miss UnderstoodAnonymity Jones and Edsel Grizzler: Rescue MissionCaptain Mack and Billy Mack’s War both received Children’s Book Council Honours, and Town received the 2008 NSW Premier’s Award.