Finding your writing voice

Putting thoughts into words is one thing, using them to reflect who you are and where you come from is quite another. Explore narrative and personal expression to help you find your writing voice.

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Teacher Date Day Time Sessions Fee Enrol
Gillian Polack 10 October Tuesday 6-8pm 8 $295 Enrol now

Course outline

  • Topic 1: What is voice? How does it work for different writers and in different kinds of writing? Using ethnography and cultural understanding to achieve your writing goals.
  • Topic 2: Basic narrative skills – what sort of work you want your voice to do and some of the key background to help you reach that goal.
  • Topic 3: Developing a unique voice (idiolect), understanding dialect, understanding context.
  • Topic 4: Tools for developing voice and how to make your writing distinctive including structuring thought and narrative, writing using the five senses.
  • Topic 6: Editing to strengthen voice.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you should:

  • a good understanding of what writing voice is and how to achieve it
  • know how to achieve a strong voice and what types of writing works best for you
  • have a raft of exercises and techniques to help you further develop your unique voice
  • have a sound understanding of narrative as it relates to voice and be able to apply it to your own work.

Who should enrol

Anyone who has an interest in creative writing.

Course materials

Please bring a notepad and pen to each class.

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