The workshop was run by Peter Matheson on storytelling and we did a lot of work on character development.
Creating characters from thin air, from photos, from the ether. Determining what the character would do in unusual situations.
One of the exercises included interviewing each other's characters, which- going in cold - was much harder than it sounded.
2008 is a huge year for Nambucca Valley Writers Group as it is the 20th anniversary of the group. We will celebrate this event by producing another anthology comprising our members' writing in all its forms: poetry, non-fiction, short stories. This will be launched in November.
Many of our members will be travelling to Johns River for a writing retreat at Falls Forest Lodge for the first week of March. This workshop is being hosted by Arts Mid North Coast and will be tutored by Claire Scobie.