Suspense Novella Short Courses (Syd, Melb, Bris)

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The Australian Literature Review is running 6 week suspense novella writing courses in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, starting at the end of March.

Two groups will run in each city.

Each course will comprise a 1hr45min session each week for six weeks and cost $295 (which can be split into two or three monthly payments). In addition to face-to-face classes, writers will receive ongoing online support to develop their suspense novella writing skills.

The 6 week course will help each writer build a solid foundation for writing suspense novellas, using suspense novellas from Stephen King (who needs no introduction), Cornell Woolrich (best known for his novella adapted as Alfred Hitchock’s renowned film Rear Window), and Leonardo Sciascia (whose novella Open Doors was adapted as the critically acclaimed and award winning Italian film of the same name). The course will also include a mix of novels and graphic novels as examples to help build suspense novella writing skills. These skills will be transferrable to a broader range of fiction writing.


Private blog on writing suspense novellas

A private blog will be available to workshop participants with articles on writing suspense novellas. Access to this blog will continue beyond the end of the workshops.

Private Facebook group

A private Facebook group will be available to workshop participants so writers from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane can network with each other. Access to this group will continue beyond the end of the workshops.

Double novelist feedback for two writers

Workshop participants will be invited to submit a one-page suspense novella outline and the first 1500 words of that novella at the end of the six weeks. The two judged most promising as a well-crafted and commercially viable novella will each receive 500+ words of feedback from both Michael White and JF Englert.

Two books of four suspense novellas to be published in 2013

Two books of four suspense novellas will be published in 2013 – one with contemporary realistic suspense and one open to suspense of all sorts – and workshop participants will be well placed to submit for these two books.


BRISBANE (Riparian Plaza, Eagle St)

Tue 9:15am – 11am. Begins Tuesday March 27

Tue 11:15am – 1pm. Begins Tuesday March 27

SYDNEY (World Tower, Liverpool St between George St and Pitt St)

Wed 4:15pm – 6pm. Begins Wednesday March 28

Thu 6:45am – 8:30am. Begins Thursday March 29

MELBOURNE (Melbourne Central Executve Suites, La Trobe St between Elizabeth St and Swanston St)

Fri 9:15am – 11am. Begins Friday March 30

Fri 11:15am – 1pm. Begins Friday March 30

To enrol, email with your desired location and timeslot and you will receive a response confirming availability and payment details.

ABN: 96 236 786 730

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