One of the great joys of doing the RMIT Professional Writing and Editing Associate Degree program is the connections made. As a part of on of the Developing a Writing Project course, we have masterclasses with published graduates of the program. They are student-run panels with the author and graduate talking about their process, book and anything else on writing.
In my pursuit of story knowledge, I found this cool graphic. It explores Kurt Vonnegut’s thesis of the story shape, and how the character’s ups and downs reveal the shape.
Read more about this over here
Do you avoid certain genres when you are looking for a good read? I do.
I am generally a wide, across-all-genre reader and in fact that is one of the things I have loved about being in a book club: reading books I would never consider picking up, and then thoroughly enjoying them. The one that sticks in my mind most is Joan Richmond: The Remarkable, Previously Untold Story from Melbourne to Monte Carlo and Beyond.
It’s time to sharpen the pencils and the focus. Classes begin for me tonight. This semester I’m tackling Advance Manuscript Editing and Developing a Writing Project. I have the pleasure of having Stephanie Holt, Editor extraordinaire, and Olga Lorenzo, author and, I have heard, brilliant teacher.
I’ll have the pleasure also of attending Masterclasses with the likes of Sian Prior, Silvia Kwon, Di Websdale-Morrissey (she’s great, I’ve had her previously), Kate Richards, Toni Jordan (also had previously and great teacher), Chris Womersley and Ilka Tampke.
I’m looking forward to really sharpening my nearly complete second draft of my manuscript and gaining insights from this great line-up and class mates.
It is looking to be a brilliant semester. I’m just hoping my daily migraines will settle so I can concentrate.