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Steering the Craft

An Introduction to Novel Writing (2024)

  • Starts 26 Oct
  • 350 Singapore dollars
  • Rowell Road

Available spots

Service Description

"The world's full of stories... All you need may be a character or two, or a conversation, or a situation or a place, and you'll find the story there. [...] I like my image of 'steering the craft,' but in fact the story boat is a magic one. It knows its course. The job of the person at the helm is to help it find its own way to wherever it's going." – Ursula Le Guin, Steering the Craft: A 21st Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story. ​ Over the course of this eight-week workshop, participants will explore what makes their voice as an author unique, how to craft a compelling journey for their character(s), and how to create a strong sense of physical and cultural place within their novel. Along the way, we will learn about various elements of craft that go into constructing a literary narrative (point of view, pacing, physical description, and more). This course is designed to be beginner-friendly. No prior experience in writing is required, but a good command of English would be beneficial. Over the course of this workshop, we hope to help you: - Craft a narrative that is coherent and compelling - Gain the tools to write a full-length novel - Learn how to give constructive feedback to other writers - Gain confidence in having your work critiqued in a small-group setting, and - Feel inspired and encouraged in moving forward with your writing Writers of all genres are welcome. Recommended for ages 18 and above. -------------------- Dates: 26th Oct, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th Nov, (one week break) and 14th, 21st Dec Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm on Saturdays ​ Location: Your MOTHER Gallery, 26A Rowell Road. Nearest MRT - Farrer Park. ​ This workshop is capped at 6 pax. Recommended for ages 18 and above. To see the full syllabus for Steering the Craft (Oct-Dec 2024), go here: -------------------- Cost SGD 350 for all eight sessions *Get 10% off if you submit your work to Voyage: A Literary Journal. -------------------- How to Book To register for the course, click the orange "Book Now" button above and follow the instructions provided. Make sure to read the terms and conditions before making your purchase. Email if you have any questions about how to navigate the booking system!

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Contact Details

  • 26a Rowell Road, Singapore


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