Building on the foundational skills of writing nonfiction – concept proofing, research and reporting, genre conventions, understanding personal connection to material, structure and form – this tailored program is designed to give you dedicated space to build a compelling and captivating book proposal.
Working with acclaimed nonfiction writer, Rebecca Giggs, you will have time and expert guidance to workshop strong sample chapters and a synopsis with genuine cut through. You will discuss the ‘hook’ of your book – and ensure this is the book that only you can write – and to reflect on what makes your project unique. You will develop a clear understanding of how your manuscript might fit in the marketplace and who its readers will be.
This course will cover foundational topics across two consecutive Saturdays, before moving to intensive workshopping over two consecutive weeks, to shape and finalise your book proposal.
This intensive acts as Writing Creative Nonfiction: Stage 2. Students who participate in this course, in tandem with Writing Creative Nonfiction: Stage 1, will have the first 2000 words of your manuscript included in the Faber Writing Anthology, sent to publishers and agents across Australia and the UK.