Children’s week: developing characters in your writing

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This Children’s Week event is presented by Mansfield Readers And Writers Incorporated in partnership with the Victorian Government.

Would you like to bring your characters to life?

Some say character is the most important part of story writing.

Characters bring your story to life and provide a vehicle to move the narrative forward, turning your tale into a page turner!

In this FREE workshop with Sue McDonald you will learn how to create a vibrant, three-dimensional character who will leap off the page.

By the end of the session you’ll have the start of a story about your new character.

Sue will read one of her short stories at the end of the session.

Suitable for young people 9-13 years of age. 

Date: Monday 23 October
Time: 3:45 – 5:30 pm 
Venue: Mansfield Library, 2 Collopy Street Mansfield
Cost: FREE
Book with Trybooking or call Mim on 0407 664 202

About your workshop host

Sue McDonald

Sue McDonald  worked as an operating room nurse and as a Baptist Pastor, before discovering an interest in short story writing. She contributed several pieces to a collection of sermons in 2017, Reflections on the Gospel of St Mark. In 2022, she self-published her first short story collection Apostrophe S: Quirky Short Stories, after successes in the Mansfield Bushy Tales Competition. Her latest collection, Question Marks: More Quirky Stories is due to be released in 2024.

As she begins a piece of writing, Sue looks forward to the experience of travelling unpredictable paths, discovering curious situations and characters, and trusting that a destination exists. She also hopes her readers will ask, “What might happen next?” thus creating a new path on which to travel.

Now semi-retired, she divides her time between Mansfield and suburban Melbourne.

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