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Fiction Mining: Where to find the inspiration to start writing

Carrie Tiffanywith Carrie Tiffany

According to novelist Carrie Tiffany, writing is much easier when you are 'uncovering' the story rather than inventing it. In Fiction Mining, Tiffany will lead emerging and experienced writers through writing exercises that stimulate memory and help participants to recognise their unique concerns and experiences. She will enable students to become alert to the many things in their lives from which they can create story, and explore where ideas come from, and how they can be identified and given life on the page.

Fiction Mining is for anyone who is contemplating writing a novel or underway but stuck, and who wants to work with an inspiring and expert teacher and author in a small group. This workshop will help you leap into fiction writing with gusto!

This exclusive workshop is being held as part of Faber Writing Academy's Writers on Writing series 2013. Workshops numbers are strictly limited - book early to avoid disappointment.


About the Course Director

Carrie Tiffany is the author of Mateship with Birds which won the inaugural Stella Prize for fiction as well as the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Her first novel, Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living, was shortlisted for a multitude of awards including the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Guardian First Book Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and won the Dobbie Award for Best First Book and Western Australian Premier's Award for Fiction. Carrie Tiffany has taught at the University of Melbourne and RMIT and is a Course Director for Faber Writing Academy's Writing a Novel course in Melbourne. Her essays and short stories have appeared in The Times, The Age, Australian Book Review, Overland, Penguin Summer Stories, HEAT and The Griffith Review.

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