First Draft: Novel in a Year - Conflict

Sun 16 August 2015 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Eli Glasman
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Through discussion, workshop activities and analysis of texts, explore the role of conflict within novels. Learn how to establish conflict, both central and secondary, and how to gradually resolve it over the course of a work of fiction.

This workshop is part of our Novel in a Year series, with 10 different writers guiding you through the key elements of novel writing.

You will learn

  • How to establish the central conflict of a novel.
  • How to establish and resolve secondary conflict within chapters.
  • How to ensure conflict stems honestly from the characters.
  • How to write compelling internal conflict.
  • How to write dramatic conflict without sacrificing a sense of fun.

About Eli Glasman

Eli Glasman is a Melbourne based author. His debut novel is ‘The Boy’s Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew’, about a homosexual boy in the Melbourne orthodox Jewish community. His short fiction has appeared in literary magazines across Australia and in 2013 he placed second in the Josephine Ulrick short story competition.

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