How to Start Your Story – Online Course


A weekly 6-session course to be delivered online via Zoom
Wednesdays 6.30pm-8pm
6th May – 10th June
Cost: $60 for the whole program


About the Course:

Always wanted to write a novel but not sure how or where to start?

Have the spark of an idea for a story but need some inspiration and help to bring it to life?

In this course, we will examine how writers hook readers with memorable beginnings.

Through discussion, activities and writing exercises, you will discover how beginnings and endings work together, tools and techniques for starting stories, building characters, and mining memories for inspiration.


You will learn:

  • how writers hook readers with memorable beginnings
  • tips for avoiding common pitfalls in story openings
  • how beginnings and endings work together
  • tools for forming compelling characters
  • mining memories for story ideas


Course Format:

Weekly 1.5 hour classes, over six weeks to be delivered via Zoom


What you will need:

Laptop or desktop computer (with microphone and camera) will work best for this course plus Internet access and pen and paper. Tablet/phones are not ideal they could still be used if necessary


About the facilitator:

Tania Chandler is a writer, writing teacher and editor. Her novels Please Don’t Leave Me Here and Dead in The Water have been published in Australia and internationally, selected for reading programs and shortlisted for awards.

Facebook: TaniaChandlerWriter
Twitter: @Tania_Chandler
Instagram: taniachandlerwriter


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