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The Unpredictable Plotter - a masterclass on plot

with Toni Jordan


Allen & Unwin
83 Alexander Street
Crows Nest NSW 2065
(Please note access is via stairs)

Course fee: $295 / $250 alumni

A surprising and riveting plot is one of the best ways to keep your reader turning the pages. Plot shouldn’t be a creative afterthought: instead, it’s an intrinsic part of your manuscript and interconnects with theme, pace, character development and voice. Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser (flying by the seat of your pants), this practical workshop will have your characters twisting and turning.

This workshop will best suit those who have completed a first draft of a manuscript or have a manuscript in progress.

The course includes:
• One full day’s intensive tuition from 10am - 4pm
• Lunch and refreshments
• A complimentary copy of a recent A&U publication
• Alumni discount on all future Faber Writing Academy courses

Class size is strictly limited. Book soon to avoid disappointment.

Praise from Toni’s 2017 Writing a Novel students:

‘I liked her enthusiasm, organisation and generosity.’ Tracey

‘I found Toni very engaging.’ Noe

‘Enthusiastic, committed, great teacher, knowledgeable inspiring and a great eye for the crux of the story and what is working/not working.’ Anon

‘I appreciate Toni’s insights and critical eye. Very helpful guidance to take my story to the next level. Really made a difference.’ Susan

About the Tutor

Toni Jordan
is the author of four novels. The international best-seller Addition (2008), was a Richard and Judy Bookclub pick and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin award. Fall Girl (2010) was published internationally and has been optioned for film, and Nine Days was awarded Best Fiction at the 2012 Indie Awards, was shortlisted for the ABIA Best General Fiction award and was named in Kirkus Review's top 10 Historical Novels of 2013. Her most recent novel, Our Tiny Useless Hearts, was published in 2016. Toni has been widely published in newspapers and magazines and was 2014 sessional teacher of the year at RMIT University. She co-teaches the Academy’s Writing a Novel course in Melbourne.

Please note in the event of unforeseen circumstances, courses - including tutors and venues - may be subject to cancellation or change.

N.B. you will be charged a booking fee of 30 cents ($0.30)

For further information contact Faber Writing Academy: or (02) 8425 0171