Fiction

Learn about story structure, character, setting and everything in between.

Express Media is proud to present Toolkits Lite: Fiction, an online course in the forms, skills, and ethics of writing fiction, combining theoretical approaches and practical exercises to guide young writers through the development of new work. 

During this 8-week intensive, participants explore storytelling and ethics, learn how to craft characters, plots and plans and how to polish work for publication.  

Toolkits is first and foremost a practical initiative. Young writers will be encouraged to write, workshop and edit their writing throughout the course. They will hone their skills in textual analysis, create their own original work, explore the possibilities of collaborative work, and learn how to pitch work to publishers when they’re done. 

Toolkits Lite: Fiction will be presented by Annie Zhang. Annie Zhang is a writer and editor. She was the recipient of a WestWords Western Sydney Emerging Writer Fellowship and her writing was shortlisted for the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Her work has been published by Kill Your Darlings and Sweatshop Women, amongst others. She has edited various publications and is currently a fiction editor for Voiceworks. In her day job, she works in book publishing. 

Participants also have the chance to learn from some of Australia’s best writers, with guest artists (to be announced) presenting live and online in sessions for young writers across the country. 

If you are a young writer or artist interested in fiction, we want to hear from you! 

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Annie Zhang | Toolkits LITE: Fiction Facilitator

Annie Zhang is a writer and editor. She was the recipient of a WestWords Western Sydney Emerging Writer Fellowship and her writing was shortlisted for the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Her work has been published by Kill Your Darlings and Sweatshop Women, amongst others. She has edited various publications and is currently a fiction editor for Voiceworks. In her day job, she works in book publishing. 

 

Have a question? Need help with your application? Send an email to Express Media’s Creative Producer Magenta Sheridan at creativeproducer@expressmedia.org.au.